Watch: Sleight 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: 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.
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I saw this movie last year when it came out. I thought it was very cool and a nice take on the superhero origin story, along with “young black man makes it out of the ghetto” story. Not very believable towards the end, but the acting and the rules they established earlier on made it work.
All the actors in here were great and the movie looked very good too.
Almost everything that happens in _Sleight_ made me think “Oh, this is just like where this happens in that other, better, movie”. But the fact that it’s original IP overall is refreshing, and just because someone else did it **better**, doesn’t mean _Sleight_ doesn’t do it very well.
_Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._
Not your typical “drug crime” movie (comes with a magic twist)
“Sleight” brings the story of Bo. As the movie opens, someone is leaving a voice mail message for Bo, expressing sorrow for the passing of Bo’s mom. We then jump “One Year Later”. Bo is doing various magic tricks for money. During one of those street performances, he meets Holly. We also get to know Bo’s little sister Tina, whom he cares for. But then we find out that Bo is also selling drugs as part of a drug gang headed by Angelo. It’s not long before Bo is in way way over his head. At this point we are 10 min. into the movie, but to tell you more of the plot would spoil your viewing experience, you’ll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.
Couple of comments: this is the debut feature length movie of writer-director J.D. Dillard. Dillard does a wonderful job mixing two genres (drug drama, magic tricks) in a story that is quite original in its approach. “Anyone can do a trick, but I am a magician”, comments Bo to Holly. I have no idea whether the magic we see in the movie is even possible, or whether it’s all jut part of the story but not realistic. All I can say is that it looked quite good. The movie is helped enormously by the charming performances of the two leads: Jacob Latimore as Bo, and Seychelle Gabriel as Holly. Surely we will hear more from them! Last but certainly not least, there is a great electronic score from Charles Scott IV, which I intend to check out at some point.
“Sleight” opened to positive acclaim at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. No idea why it has taken so long for the movie to be released in theaters, but better late than never. The Friday evening screening where I saw this at here in Cincinnati was attended okay but not great. That said, keeping in mind the movie’s production budget was a mere $250,000 (peanuts in Hollywood terms), the movie has grossed many times that amount. If you are in the mood for a different type of “drug crime” movie that comes with a healthy twist of magic, you cannot go wrong with this, be it in the theater, on VOD or eventually on DVD/Blu-ray. “Sleigh” is highly recommended!
Think of a card..
Bo (Jacob Latimore) is a street magician who does wondrous tricks because he has placed an electromagnet in his arm. Between this and dealing drugs for Angelo (Dulé Hill) is manages to care for himself and sister (Storm Reid). The drug dealer is our protagonist in this urban tale. Bo meets Holly (Seychelle Gabriel) as he sells Molly which turns into a folly as he cuts the product. Golly. (Sorry, but this is how I get my jolly.) The magic aspects turns what would be just another boring urban story into something interesting. I have my doubts that an electromagnet would have a powerful effect on aluminum, mercury/gold alloys and lead. Don’t try this at home.
Guide: No sex, or nudity
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director J.D. Dillard
Writer J.D. Dillard, Alex Theurer
Actors Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, Storm Reid
Country United States
Awards 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT Plus, Kowa Prominar Lenses, Red Epic Dragon, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses, Sony a7S
Film Length N/A
Negative Format CFast 2.0, Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Kowa Scope (anamorphic) (source format), ProRes 4444 (3.2K) (source format), Redcode RAW (6K) (source format)
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)