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Sleight (2017)



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A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents' passing and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her.


Critic Reviews for Sleight

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Magic tricks become shorthand for the power of personal transformation in JD Dillard's modestly scaled thriller that's equally an accessible domestic drama.

August 4, 2016 | Full Review…
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Sleight never shows much interest in exploring how blackness can inform its genre's tropes.

April 24, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

Sleight's greatest trick is hiding expected action for so long, only to capture attention through more familiar dramatic trappings.

April 24, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
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Underneath the film's unconvincing portrait of urban woe ... is a well-paced superhero narrative that keeps you engaged.

April 24, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Sleight is a film that may not feel as fresh as, say, Chronicle, but its low-budget genre sensibilities mixed with more urban undertones speak directly to the sort of entertainment audiences are craving these days.

August 4, 2016 | Full Review…

J.D. Dillard's smooth-as-silk crime drama is an efficient piece of work.

May 3, 2016 | Full Review…

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