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.
|Release Date||:||April 28, 2017|
|Genres||:||Drama, Thriller, Action, Science Fiction|
|Production Company||:||High Top Releasing, Diablo Entertainment, BH Tilt|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||J.D. Dillard, Alex Theurer|
|Casts||:||Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, Sasheer Zamata, Storm Reid, Cameron Esposito, Dulé Hill, Michael Villar, Brandon Johnson, Jay Walker, Alex Hyner, Mane Andrew, Lyndsi LaRose, Roland Buck III, Donzaleigh Abernathy, Kaye L. Morris, Klement Tinaj, Carrie Jo Hubrich, Marilyn Flores, Frank Clem, Mora Carew, Mickael De Sinno, Joel Hebner, Jimmy Flint-Smith, Natasha Drewniak, Roya Backlund, Kimberly Cohen, Victoria Martonne, Roman Xing, Keith R. Fowler, Abby Hilden, Joshua Elizondo, Hailey Hayes, Jaye Rosenberg, Ursa Gifted Major, Darryl Sanders, Jessica Martin del Campo, Amber Ford, Shi Charming, Whitney Bowers, Lucas Kastner, Kaye Morris, Keisuke Akizawa, Kara McDonald|
|Plot Keywords||:||mother, kidnapping, drug dealer, magic, sister, los angeles, dead mother, death, young, street|
"Sleight" had SO much potential. The magic sequences were entertaining. The performances were believable, and the characters had time to develop. The tone was set from the beginning to be tense, and the buildup was incredible. The film would keep making you think the girl would be kidnapped throughout the film, but when it finally happens, it cheaps out BIG time. All the subtleties are suddenly exaggerated. Things got silly all at the last moments of the film. The climax was boring. There was no sense of urgency anymore. The tone just INSTANTLY changes. Is this supposed to be epic? Am I supposed to be laughing? I didn't know anymore, and it didn't help that everyone's performances got goofy. The trailers were trying to sell this film as some sort of urban superhero tale, but since it took so long to get to the kidnapping, they had to cram all the heroics in at the last minute, thus wasting all the time they took developing everything including my time. What an absolute disappointment.