Focus
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: February 27, 2015
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Critic Score: 55% 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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Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

The hole in the story is Smith, who holds onto his detached Will Smith screen persona too closely to make his portrayal on a con man convincing.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

[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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Sean Axmaker
Seattle Weekly

Focus would like nothing more than to evoke the easy style and playful personality of the Oceans movies, but surface glamour is no substitute for character.

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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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Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray

You don't want to be any of these b*******.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Bradley Wright
Focus is an entertaining film that benefits from stylish direction and two great performances from its charming leads. Will Smith has given his best… More