Writer/Director J.D. Dillard’s Sleight, conceived with Co-Writer Alex Theurer, is only slightly tolerable, at best.
Blessed with fine actors like Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel and Dulé Hill, plus some wonderful magic tricks that are part of Latimore’s character Bo, the story deteriorates into a boring drug caper in which Bo gets to chop off a man’s hand and cause the certain death of a colleague (Cameron Esposito), by stealing the money she’s in charge of protecting. But it’s okay because he’s the “hero” in Trumpian times.
My adrenaline was pumping only for the second hand on my watch to move faster, so I could leave.
It’s sad when one has all the elements for a good recipe, but doesn’t know how to blend them.
Sleight deserves only a 2.4 out of 5.