'Logan Lucky' - Movie Review

The director behind the first three "Ocean's" movies brings us another heist movie - referred to, within the movie itself, as being "Ocean's 7-Eleven" and the "Hillbilly Heist." The movie is led by two likeable if not terribly bright brothers, Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde (Adam Driver) Logan. Jimmy is unfairly laid off from his job and concludes that the best way to get some cash is to steal from the nearby NASCAR track during an event. Clyde - having lost part of his arm while in the military - is obsessed with the idea of the "Logan Curse," the family's bad luck. They recruit Joe Bang (Daniel Craig, having a great time), an incarcerated explosives expert. Unfortunately, he insists on the inclusion of his two moronic brothers. They also recruit their (happily reasonably competent) hairdresser sister Mellie (Riley Keough).

The movie is fairly funny, which is the main point. I found it improbable that they should succeed in pulling off the heist, but I could deal with that. What really frustrated me was the twist on the end - which I simply didn't believe that the characters would be able to pull off. They just didn't have the brains for it.

Not a bad movie, but if you're going to make a movie about a really well planned robbery, use people who are intelligent enough to make it believable.