This is like no superhero movie we have ever before seen. Nor is there likely to be another one of this sort anytime soon.
Not the best of its kind but aims to say something rather than merely satisfy by copious bloodletting.
Witty, bright, and makes a great contrast/alternative to DC’s current line of serious live-action films.
Anyone who’s up for something ominous and unsettling could do worse than to choose "Life".
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Adult Content)
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Channing Tatum, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Sebastian Stan, Riley Keough, Daniel Craig, Adam Driver, David Denham
While "Logan Lucky" is 3/4ths of a very good movie, the final half-hour becomes narratively unfocused as it strives to tie up some loose ends.
Highlighted by an awards-worthy performance by Saoirse Ronan and structured around a light, witty script, the movie delivers a coming-of-age snapshot.
Director Harbaugh presents grief as it is, in all its pain and ugliness, rather than using the convenient, uplifting short-hand that Hollywood prefers.
An ensemble of solid performances with some affecting moments is ultimately undone by a storyline that treads too-common ground for American indie films.
Despite the occasionally uneven pacing and some dramatically inert moments, the historical elements mesh effectively with the fictionalized action-oriented ones.