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
DVD Release Date: June 2, 2015
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Critic Score: 56% 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.

Sophie Gilbert
The Atlantic

If it's so easy to guess what women want, why is this movie so utterly devoid of any of it?

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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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Aine O'Connor
Sunday Independent (Ireland)

Nowhere near as clever as aims to be.

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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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Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly

Perhaps the film's greatest trick is the one that happens offscreen: Hours after the end credits roll, it will completely disappear from your mind.

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

The best thing about Focus, as with any successful caper flick, is that you are never quite certain when the con is on and when it's off.

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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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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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Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

It's one of those movies where everything turns out to be a con so you never have to think about which thing is a con, meaning you can sit back and enjoy an OK-enough comedy about a May-December relationship built on a foundation of gambling and thievery.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Decent rom com about con artists. Not something I would generally choose, but it was on Netflix and my mum likes Will Smith, so watched it with her. Some of… 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
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