Dealt Reviews

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April 23, 2018
"Dealt" is a documentary of such deep human beauty that the less you know going in, the more fresh your experience will be when you watch the film.
January 24, 2018
Beloved and admired, Turner has led a full life, and Dealt is a fitting tribute to his many accomplishments.
January 17, 2018
A lively and endlessly fascinating documentary that achieves a rewarding intimacy with its subject, Dealt holds all the aces.
December 8, 2017
Richard Turner is an amazing figure.
November 30, 2017
If you thought card tricks by sighted people were neat, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
November 29, 2017
This is a movie that has lots of magic, in more ways than one.
November 17, 2017
The film's story is deeply moving, and Korem wisely doesn't doll it up with a lot of fancy, stylized cinematic sleight of hand.
November 17, 2017
"What he does with cards, a magician can't do," says [Turner's] son and stage manager Asa Spades Turner. Director Luke Korem's documentary proves the lad's point.
November 17, 2017
The documentary Dealt tells a fascinating and inspirational story about a charming individual, but the movie takes way too long to tell it.
November 10, 2017
Magicians aren't supposed to reveal their secrets, but this compelling documentary provides plenty of insight.
November 8, 2017
In Dealt, director Luke Koren masterfully tells the story of a man, who through hard work and discipline overcame his disability.
November 2, 2017
If only all of our third acts turned out that way.
October 31, 2017
He may have begun the years-long project to illustrate Turner's accomplishments, but Korem ended up with a richer profile of a perfectionist who realizes he still has things to learn.
October 26, 2017
"Dealt" achieves the neat trick of giving its main subject a rewarding character arc.
October 19, 2017
It's well shot but never flashy, and it's well cut, making for a generally rounded film that disappears behind the larger than life personality at its core, a height few films manage to reach.
October 19, 2017
Lively and informative documentary about a brilliant sleight-of-hand magician who has a black belt in karate-and is blind.
October 19, 2017
The card magician Richard Turner reveals that he has more than just a few tricks up his sleeve in Luke Korem's captivating documentary "Dealt."
October 18, 2017
The charismatic subject of this doc may be blind, but he's obviously playing with a full deck.
October 17, 2017
Richard Turner is a charismatic subject who demands more than a conventionally entertaining documentary.
September 1, 2017
A polished portrait that should play very well to those with eye disease and to those who support them.
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