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From the producer of Get Out comes a superhero story like you've never seen before. Bo (JACOB LATIMORE, Collateral Beauty) is a young street magician who is left to raise his little sister after his parents pass away. To keep a roof over their heads, he takes on a job selling drugs for psychopathic drug dealer Angelo (DULÉ HILL, TV's Psych). When he realizes he's in too deep and that he and his sister are at risk, Bo uses his magic to find a way out in this inventive and original film.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Sleight subverts genre norms, delivering a smart and well-acted -- if ultimately somewhat frustrating -- magical mystery.
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Common Sense Says
Strong character-driven superpower tale has violence, drugs.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Sleight is an unusual mix of urban drama and indie sci-fi story. It's good enough and unique enough that it might appeal to teen viewers as a word-of-mouth hit. But given that the main character is a drug dealer, you can expect plenty of mature content: Drugs (cocaine and ecstasy) are shown and mentioned; characters also drink, smoke pot, and talk about drunken violence. Speaking of violence, there are scenes of a hand being chopped off, plus beating and punching, face-tearing, blood spatters, guns, burns, and other gross stuff. Language includes several uses of "f--k" (in various permutations), "s--t," and more. The main male and female characters flirt and kiss and are shown sleeping in bed together, but sex isn't shown or implied. It's worth noting that, in the end, the movie doesn't glamorize drug dealing; it's shown as a dangerous job to be avoided.
A Lot or A Little?
The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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- Genre:Drama, Sci-Fi
- Release Date:April 28, 2017
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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