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About the Movie
After his mother's death, a young street magician (Jacob Latimore) turns to dealing drugs at parties to support his little sister. When she is kidnapped by his supplier, he uses his sleight of hand and keen intelligence to find her.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 36
- Fresh: 26
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 5.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: It ... becomes a weirdly expository melodrama.
Fresh: Magic tricks become shorthand for the power of personal transformation in JD Dillard's modestly scaled thriller that's equally an accessible domestic drama.
Fresh: Sleight succeeds with its creation of a modern quasi-superhero in Bo and the launching of an electric new leading man in Latimore.
Fresh: An unlikely superhero origin story, executed with the style, themes and budget of independent cinema.
Bright kid acts dumb and stupid. Good premise...bad script...kind of boring...needed more special-effects. Actors couldn't save the movie. Rating: 2.60 stars.
Could have been good
The story line was nothing like the description, nor the preview. It kind of irritates me that they took a kid, who was apparently suppose to be brilliant, turned him into a two bit drug dealer/magician and then expected us to believe he was going to turn into some type of super hero. Don't waste your money because the movie is all over the place with no real ending. Is the kid a super hero? Is he a magician? Is he a drug dealer? Is he a brilliant scientist? I'm sick and tired of these garbage movies being portrayed as something they are not just to get us to spend our money on the junk Hollywood produces! If you can't sell the movie for what it is, perhaps you shouldn't have spent the money to produce the movie.
Easy 5 Star Movie...IF
Great movie. Could have been epic if they had gone a little further with it. Fantastic story, acting, and character development. I felt they stopped short of true greatness, but still a solid drama/light action film.