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Sleight (2016)

R | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 28 April 2017 (USA)
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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... See full summary »


J.D. Dillard (as JD Dillard)


J.D. Dillard (as JD Dillard), Alex Theurer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Latimore ... Bo
Seychelle Gabriel ... Holly
Storm Reid ... Tina
Donzaleigh Abernathy ... Mary
Sasheer Zamata ... Georgi
Jay Walker ... Blake
Andrew Fitzpatrick ... Seth
Stella Stahl Stella Stahl ... Jane
Cameron Esposito ... Luna
Alex Hyner ... Noah
Alex Theurer ... Gallery Owner
Jaye Rosenberg Jaye Rosenberg ... Kyla
Chad Simpson Chad Simpson ... Douchebag
Keith R. Fowler Keith R. Fowler ... Officer Mackenzie
Bryce Buchana Bryce Buchana ... Police Officer


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. Written by Blumhouse

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Plot Keywords:

superhero | street magician | See All (2) »


You can change the cards you're dealt.


Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »

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The plot climax relies on the power of an electron magnet. The power pack and the wires are all to create a more powerful magnet. Magnets work on substances with iron in them. They have no effect on plastics or nearly all other metals, such as lead or aluminum. Bullets usually lead or brass and certainly the bullets used in the gun at the end would not have been affected by any magnet. See more »


References X-Men (2000) See more »


Mark IV
Written and Performed by Georgi Kay, Charles Scott IV and Virgil Howe
Georgi Kay courtesy of Parlophone Records
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Promising, but average at best
11 August 2017 | by achmoyeSee all my reviews

Sleight is not a random gangster movie, because the main character is kind of special, he can do magic tricks. And he is really good.

Well that's it. His passion is not really well-used in the plot, so it really feels anecdotal.

I always wonder why he bothers doing magic tricks when he needs money. He must be making much more money with selling drugs. I'm not sure it makes sense.

The shots around his magic tricks makes the movie special, but it goes old real quick, after 30mn. Then we forget about it, to go back to magic half-an-hour afterwards. There's a big issue in the writing. The is not enough events to keep the plot interesting after 30mn.

So yeah it's original, and well-acted, but a sad lack of structure. And the mysterious ending feels pretentious for a movie that is not cleverly constructed. It doesn't really work.

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Release Date:

28 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,701,785, 30 April 2017

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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