Irish Film Institute -Review Roundup: Logan Lucky and Detroit

Review Roundup: Logan Lucky and Detroit

It’s Friday and that means only one thing – new movies at the IFI!

We’ve got a couple of corkers for Friday the 25th of August, including the intense drama of Detroit, directed by Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow, which brings the riots of 1967 to startling life. On the lighter side of things, Ocean’s 11 director Steven Soderbergh returns to the big screen with Logan Lucky, a comedy starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver and Daniel Craig.

Check out some reviews for these films below, and pop in to make up your own mind!

“A singular film-maker returns from a cinematic sabbatical in qualified triumph. We’re lucky to have him”
4/5 – Irish Times

“It’s great to have him back – now if only he’d join Craig on Her Majesty’s Secret Service”
4/5 – RTE

“Soderbergh’s comeback is a delightful blue-collar Ocean’s”
4/5 – Telegraph

“Instead of edge-of-the-seat moments, there are gags and clever touches and excellent performances”
4/5 – Guardian

“With a hugely impressive ensemble cast, Detroit is a breathtakingly realistic account of racial violence in America”
4/5 –

“It has relevance and passion, and by finding the story’s heart in the music of the Dramatics, Bigelow creates a humanity amid the anguish”
4/5 – Guardian

“This is history retold in the blistering present tense”
4/5 – Telegraph

“It’s a hardcore masterpiece that digs into our violent past to hold up a dark mirror to the systemic racism that still rages in the here and now”
Rolling Stone


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