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.
When the year began, "Sleight" initially made my list for most anticipated movies of the year (granted, it was at the bottom). In all reality, I wasn't super excited for this film or anything, so I wasn't expecting much when I saw it. In return, it was a decent film. It's a superhero origin story in reality and it's fairly entertaining. Although it really does nothing unique or special, I still felt it was executed decently. I thought it was a fun time, even if it's not the best movie ever made.
Jacob Latimore and Seychelle Gabriel are both solid lead actors. I think they both were solid as the leads and they each filled the requirements of their role. Latimore is a likable and relatable individual. His character is caring, and I feel like a lot of people could relate to is situation. Gabriel is also good in her role, even if her character didn't get much development.
I think the story is interesting enough. Like I said, it's a pretty by the numbers film. Nothing here will surprise you or hit you without notice, but it doesn't mean it's not entertaining. I think you can watch this film and be content with what you're watching. I think it's a well written and cohesive story, even if some things really don't make sense. For example, the relationship between the two leads grows exponentially fast. I was also puzzled by how his sister wasn't taken away by child services, especially considering how young he is. I also don't really comprehend what he did to himself. But all in all, it's still a fun movie.
In the end, "Sleight" is a decent flick, and I think it wouldn't be a bad watch. You're not missing much if you don't watch this film, but I would watch it again.