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“Logan Lucky” Review

By Arshan Aidun and Vincent Kershner in Arts & Culture - featured

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“Logan Lucky,” directed by Steven Soderbergh, is a movie about a man named Jimmy Logan and his one-armed brother, Clyde. The movie follows the brothers’ plan to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. With the help of Joe Bang, a demolitions expert, and his two seemingly delinquent brothers, the crew is able to pull off the amazing heist.

The plot takes place around the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and revolves around the workers of construction sites and small, empty surveillance prisons. Besides the main objective of robbing a speedway, the film is dotted with the personal conflicts of Logan’s family and Clyde’s missing arm, both of which play a large role in the outcome of their plans.

The film is labeled as a crime drama, but in our opinion, it’s more of a comedy movie. There’s a lot that adds to the humor of the film: The characters are portrayed to have a low intelligence, but execute each part of their plans with the highest level accuracy. It’s sure to make them excited about the tricky feat they were actually able to accomplish and make people laugh along at the same time.

 

Some scenes may seem drawn out and overly humorous for some viewers, but it’s done thoughtfully. Disappointing moments in the movie reveal an actually surprising outcome that more than redeems parts leading up to it. Because of all the exciting twists and the background of the characters, the main idea of the movie seems to be a sort of take on the well known “don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” “Logan Lucky” sends a good message, gets you excited, makes you laugh, and keeps you talking about it for hours after you’ve seen it. We give it a nine out of ten, and highly recommend you see it if you have some time to kill.

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