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Sleight (2016)

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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 »

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Bo
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Mary
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Blake
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Seth
Stella Stahl ...
Jane
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Luna
Alex Hyner ...
Noah
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Gallery Owner
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Kyla
Chad Simpson ...
Douchebag
Keith R. Fowler ...
Officer Mackenzie
Bryce Buchana ...
Police Officer
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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 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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Rated R for language throughout, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 April 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Juegos de manos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,701,785, 28 April 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,847,290, 19 May 2017
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2.35 : 1
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The playing cards used in the film are Black Fontaines by Zach Mueller. See more »

Goofs

Bullets from a recently fired gun are extremely hot. Regardless of the force that might slow them down in just a few feet, Bo would burn his fingers if he picked one up. See more »

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References X-Men (2000) See more »

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Swaying
Written and Performed by Julien Jabre
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8 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

"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.


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