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Logan Lucky

by Greg Vellante
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Tuesday Nov 28, 2017
Logan Lucky

One of the most eclectic filmmakers working today, Steven Soderbergh is consistently looking to shatter and reshape the mold of cinema's potential. After "retiring" from the game following his 2013 domestic thriller "Side Effects," Soderbergh kept busy -- both on television (with "The Knick" and his more recent choose-your-own-story experiment, "Mosaic") and as a stealth cinematographer on 2015's "Magic Mike XXL" (a film that was, ironically, the directorial debut of his assistant director on 2012's "Magic Mike," Gregory Jacobs).

But this year, Soderbergh returned to the cinematic spotlight with his NASCAR heist comedy, "Logan Lucky," a rip-roaringly funny and momentously entertaining caper. Now available on Blu-ray (as well as Digital and 4K Ultra HD), "Logan Lucky" is the perfect film to bring home as revisiting it is simply a delight.

With the same vibrant energy that drove Soderbergh's "Ocean's 11" trilogy, "Logan Lucky" is at once filled with craft, comedy, high stakes and excellent performances from a dynamic ensemble of heavy-hitters like Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough and Daniel Craig (the latter of whom plays one of his very best roles, as explosive-enthusiast jailbird Joe Bang).

The plot revolves around two brothers in America's heartland, Jimmy and Clyde Logan (Tatum & Driver, respectively), who plan an elaborate heist of NASCAR's concession funds during the biggest race of the year -- the Coca-Cola 600. For a filmmaker to execute a seamless heist film, it demands that the plot be filled with layers of carefully planned details and cleverly timed revelations. "Logan Lucky" nails these aspects in every regard, bringing the elaborate machinery of its plot to ingenious fruition.

Technically, Soderbergh's film looks and sounds great at home, and the only lacking factor in this home release is a scarcity of bonus features (there are deleted scenes, and that's it). Luckily, the film is great enough on its own that this insufficiency isn't much of a bother.

"Logan Lucky"
Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Combo Pack


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