Focus (2015)

A con artist (Will Smith) takes on an inexperienced apprentice in this crime comedy from the filmmaking duo behind Crazy Stupid Love, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 2, 2015
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Focus may have a few too many twists and turns, but it nearly skates by on its glamorous setting and the charm of its stars.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

That sound you hear is the high-fives in the writers' room, and that, unfortunately, is where the filmmakers' focus remains.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

This is the kind of movie where we're not supposed to know at any time who is playing whom, but since the characterizations are glossy and paper-thin, it's difficult to get worked up about who gets fleeced.

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Helen OHara
GQ Magazine [UK]

If it feels like the prequel to a smoother, pacier heist film, at least this is sufficiently charming that we might see a follow-up one day.

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Wesley Morris

[For Smith,] Focus isn't a full return to brilliance but a welcome stop, hopefully, on the way there.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

The mix of longtime star and minx on the rise is one tasty element in the success of a movie that approaches the modest goals and effortless allure of a 60-year-old Hitchcock.

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Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Can't con us into believing

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

It's a shiny, diverting ride. (And right about now, that's OK.)

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Drunk on its perfume-ad cinematography and doesn't know when to quit with its double-double cross plotting.

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Daniel Barnes
Sacramento News & Review

After a solid decade of dreck, the seductive con man rom-com Focus allows star Will Smith to slip into a little suave adult sophistication, while rehabbing his image by playing the familiar part of the brash, smooth-talking charmer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Liam Gadd
Its narrative structure and tone are all over the place, but thankfully 'Focus' boasts two extremely charismatic leads, stunning cinematography and a… More
Nate Zoebl
The appeal and drawback of con artist films is that you know you're being conned. You want to be fooled, but at the same time you're conditioned to… More
KJ Proulx
Will Smith has fallen off his pedestal and climbed back up so many times that it is almost a complete gamble as to whether or not his newest films will ever… More
Mark Hobin
Focus is a glossy bit of entertainment, but it's all a con. It's crucial to your enjoyment that you enjoy the sexual chemistry that Smith and Robbie… More
Markus Robinson
with all the good that comes out of this film (Will Smith's performance, the story itself, those standout action sequences) "Focus" will… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Nicky: Attention is like a spotlight and it is our job to dance in the darkness. Focus is solid entertainment that puts its audience back into the world of con… More