Goofy Logan Lucky flick sees Daniel Craig in very un-Bond-like role

Rednecks: Channing Tatum, Riley Keough and Adam Driver star alongside Daniel Craig  in hillbilly heist film Logan Lucky. Photo: Supplied

Rednecks: Channing Tatum, Riley Keough and Adam Driver star alongside Daniel Craig in hillbilly heist film Logan Lucky. Photo: Supplied

West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum), teams up with his brother Clyde (Adam Driver) and sister Mellie (Riley Keough), to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.

The brothers are wounded war veterans, Jimmy a one time coal miner losing a leg in the service, and Clyde losing part of an arm and now tends a bar at a roadside saloon.

Legend has it that the Logan family is cursed. The speedway has a sink hole problem and Jimmy was part of a team of ex-coal miners who were brought in to fix it. While beneath the stadium he learned that concession stand earnings are delivered to a cash vault deep in the basement.

With a little help from Joe Bang (Daniel Craig), an imprisoned explosives expert, they can break the vault and steal the cash. Complications arise when a mix-up forces the crew to pull off the heist during a popular NASCAR race while also trying to dodge a relentless FBI agent. 

See today’s page 7 for session details.

...virtually no director can currently make this kind of movie star flaunting crime adventure better than Soderbergh - Craig Mathieson, SMH

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