Logan Lucky is a hilarious comedy directed by Soderbergh, who also directed Oceans 8, 11 and 13. Although technically a crime story, this is not a thriller and has none of the gadgety, fast paced, sophisticated, moneyed feel of the Oceans movies. Logan lucky is solidly, satisfyingly, unpretentiously down-home storytelling.
An unemployed single dad from West Virginia recruits a colorful team of local 'crooks' to pull off a heist at a NASCAR rally. The plan is as cobbled together as their lives, held together by a pin, liable to fall apart at any moment. Somehow we know that they are going to pull something off. They are meant to. The ending will surprise and delight you.
All of the actors did a terrific job, and one thing I must add is that I enjoyed Daniel Craig's very different role as a small-time, stupid-smart crook. All he had to do was be in the scene and you were laughing already. He has been typecast as the serious and humorless James Bond. now I see that he can do so much more as an actor and I am very glad that somehow he got this part, which is a real departure for him. Channing Tatum I thought was a man for love stories, but I am happy to report that he held the entire story together as the dad with a mission.
Much of what is captured in this movie you will find in books set in West Virginia and Appalachia: folksy stories about defiant characters who are rooted to Place, who look on authority with reasonable skepticism, and who somehow, in spite of being scoundrels, are so lovable that they seem to uphold their integrity against great adversity. Soderbergh has made us a classic for our times.
In terms of sex, language, and violence, I don't remember bedroom scenes although I could be wrong. There is salty language, which is understandable, based on the premise of the movie. But, there is a strange reference to Rihanna's Song 'umbrella' that took me aback by how unnecessary and crude it was, coming from the mouth of a young boy. Lastly, although there was cringeworthy bar-brawl type of violence, and some of the characters were eerie to say the least, all is easily folded into the folksiness of the place and the cleverness of the plot. If you can overlook these things, you can watch this movie with older teens, although personally I would say watch it alone first and see how you feel about sharing it with a young adult. Personally I find very few movies make the grade for watching with your older kids nowadays and I am not sure that this one is intended as such. All in all and enjoyable and satisfying movie!