Monsoon-A-Day: ‘Sleight’ (2016)

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Where I watch and review a movie a day.

DAY 3

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SLEIGHT 2017
Directed By: J.D. Dillard
written ByJ.D. Dillard And Alex Theurer
Cast: Jacob Latimore
Seychelle Gabriel
Dulé Hill

When’s the last time a movie surprised you?
I don’t mean with a shocking twist or outrageous subject matter, when’s the last time a movie came out of nowhere and blew your socks off?

That’s Sleight.

Trying to review sleight is like dissecting the inner workings of a magic trick.
It’s pointless and it sucks the fun out of it.
The only way to truly appreciate magic is to see it.
And that’s what sleight is about: Magic

To quote the brilliant Prestige:
“Every magic trick consists of three parts, or acts. The first part is called the pledge, the magician shows you something ordinary. The second act is called the turn, the magician takes the ordinary something and makes it into something extraordinary.”

Sleight works exactly like a magic trick.

First it introduces the ordinary:
A run-of-the-mill story about a street magician trying to take care of his sister after the tragic death of his parents.
And then it takes that predictable story and turns it extraordinary but saying anymore would be ruining the trick because i highly encourage you to seek this out with as little information as possible.
Don’t watch the trailer.
Don’t read the plot synopsis on IMDB.

My Score: B

*SINCE THIS FILM IS STILL IN THEATERS PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS OR USE THE SPOILER TAG TO BLOCK OUT ANY*