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Sleight

  • 2017
  • R
  • 89min
  • 72%
  • 5.9 / 10

Following his mother’s death, young street magician Bo must keep his sister’s world from falling into disarray. With sheer guts and unconditional love, Bo ventures into the world of drug dealing for his sister. Bo soon sees his illegal endeavor as a stable job. But things go awry when his sister is kidnapped after he gets in trouble with his supplier. To come to his sister’s rescue, Bo must go to great lengths and use his sleight and brilliant mind.

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Sleight was released in North America alongside How to Be a Latin Lover, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, and The Circle. It was expected to earn at least a million or 2 from more than 500 theaters in its opening weekend. Its debut garnered over a million and a half. It clutched the 14th spot at the box office after reaching a total gross of $4 million worldwide against its production budget of only $250,000 budget. The film had a positive reception, with critics praising the film’s theme and its refreshing take on the overly familiar superhero genre. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, Sleight holds an approval rating of 77%. On Metacritic, the film has received a score of 62/100.

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Sleight is a 2016 American science fiction drama film that follows a Los Angeles young street magician who ventures into drug dealing to keep his life and his sister’s from falling apart after their mother’s death. This magical film was directed by J.D. Dillard from a screenplay written by Dillard and Alex Theurer. It stars Jacob Latimore as Bashir 'Bo' Wolfe in the lead role. He is joined by Seychelle Gabriel as Holly, Dulé Hill as Angelo, Storm Reid as Tina Wolfe, Sasheer Zamata as Georgi, and Michael Villar as Packy. It was released by WWE Studios and Blumhouse Tilt on April 28, 2017.