New Movie| Logan Lucky Rated PG-13
Molding a screenplay by first-timer Rebecca Blunt, Steven Soderbergh perfectly casts muse Channing Tatum as dim bulb Jimmy Logan, who’s obsessed with a get-rich-quick scheme. Having worked construction on the venue, Logan talks one-armed friend Clyde (Adam Driver) into helping him attempt to relieve their local NASCAR racetrack of millions of dollars.
The duo seeks help from jailed Joe Bang (Daniel Craig), who is experienced in blowing up bank vaults. Neatly exploring big sporting events, Soderbergh’s cast gamely marries screwball comedy with daring action. The film’s setting provides ample opportunity to skewer the redneck goose that lays golden egg after golden egg. (L.M.)