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|Studio :||High Top Releasing / Diablo Entertainment /|
|Crew :||J.D. Dillard /|
|Cast :||Jacob Latimore Seychelle Gabriel Dulé Hill Storm Reid Sasheer Zamata|
|Genre :||Action Action Action Drama Drama|
A young street magician is left to take care of his little sister after his mother's passing and turns to drug dealing in the Los Angeles party scene to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets into trouble with his supplier, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to rely on both his sleight of hand and brilliant mind to save her.
You are watching: Sleight
Amelia 2.0 2017
Director: Adam Orton / Damian C. King /
Also starring Jacob Latimore
Also starring Seychelle Gabriel
Also starring Dulé Hill
It's a TV movie. It's kind of boring
Magic tricks become shorthand for the power of personal transformation in JD Dillard s modestly scaled thriller that s equally an accessible domestic drama.
There s real joy in these [magic] moments, and you pine for more of them as the film wears on and Dillard baits-and-switches us, focusing more and more on the monotonous good-kid-gets-in-too-deep-with-bad-guys story.
An unlikely superhero origin story, executed with the style, themes and budget of independent cinema.
It ... becomes a weirdly expository melodrama.
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.
Sleight succeeds with its creation of a modern quasi-superhero in Bo and the launching of an electric new leading man in Latimore.
Dillard s not interested in the Zing! Pow! Bam! Sleight is quiet, almost naturalistic, even when Bo is stopping bullets with his bare hand.
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.
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.