Sleight Reviews

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.
April 27, 2017
Sleight succeeds with its creation of a modern quasi-superhero in Bo and the launching of an electric new leading man in Latimore.
April 27, 2017
Like Moonlight and Get Out, this is a non-traditional, multi-genre film with impressive cinematography, a smart screenplay with some creative twists - and brilliant performances from the lead players.
April 27, 2017
It ... becomes a weirdly expository melodrama.
April 27, 2017
An unlikely superhero origin story, executed with the style, themes and budget of independent cinema.