Release Date: October 20, 2017
I found Richard Turner, the subject of the documentary quite fascinating, but the documentary itself left much to be desired. The pacing was a bit slow and the story telling seemed a bit all over the place. Richard Turner is one of the best card trick magicians of all-time and the things he does are jaw dropping to the point other magicians put him on a pedestal. He does this despite being blind. These two things are where the doc gets jumbled and loses its way. It starts as if it is telling the story of how great his is, but then reveals he is blind. This type of thing is typical in documentaries, but mostly happens when the story is unfolding as the crew films. So now the audience knows he is blind and it documents his struggles with that which is good, but then it seems to want to go back to the type of film it was in the beginning and focus on his card tricks. Enough of the material was good I feel it could be re-edited and made into a much better storytelling doc.