Sleight Reviews

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May 4, 2017
Sleight... is a minor film with major virtues: tenderness, imagination, and a strong grasp of character and setting.
April 28, 2017
[Latimore] has a magnetic screen presence mixed with a down-to-Earth directness. And while he's got swagger for days, he's just as compelling when his character is quietly contemplating his next move.
April 28, 2017
The film lives and dies by Latimore's performance, which is quiet and ever-shifting.
April 28, 2017
Dillard's feature debut squanders its high concept ... and serves up a low-rent, Nickelodeon-lite version of that story, blowing his chance with corny acting, paint-by-numbers plotting, and a dippy score.
April 27, 2017
A tight tale well-told, with an appealing hero, a direct route to satisfaction, and the ever-present sense that the merest turn toward stylistic extravagance or adventure frippery would sink it.
Top Critic
April 27, 2017
Dillard's not interested in the Zing! Pow! Bam! Sleight is quiet, almost naturalistic, even when Bo is stopping bullets with his bare hand.
May 9, 2019
This could be a star-making turn for Latimore, who is effortlessly engaging in a layered role.
January 9, 2019
This is not a perfect film, but I don't expect that from a superhero film. I want solid characters, convincing acting and solid action. The fact that this film gives all of that while being centered in the black experience makes it a must-see.
December 20, 2018
A bold work of vibrant creativity, a solidly crafted film with a primal grittiness and an intimate, small scale story that's also as clever as hell.
October 31, 2018
It pulls off a balancing act between its grounded drama and some of its more outlandish aspects, concluding with a compelling piece of action filmmaking, the details of which shouldn't be spoiled.
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