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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.

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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…
We Got This Covered

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…
AwardsCircuit.com

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…
Movies.com

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

May 3, 2016 | Full Review…
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