Focus (2001)

In New York, during the height of World War II, an American community begins to unravel when a man and his wife become victims of mistaken identity. Lawrence Newman is an ordinary man who does not want to stand out in a dangerous world.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 19, 2001
DVD Release Date: March 19, 2002
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though full of good intentions, Focus somehow feels dated, and pounds away its points with a heavy hand.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It serves as a forceful reminder of how small a difference there can be between unity and bigotry.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

A powerful though overwrought study of bigotry and fear.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Escrita em 1945, a história concebida por Arthur Miller continua tragicamente atual. Felizmente, o diretor estreante Neal Slavin consegue capturar toda a complexidade e inteligência do livro em um filme engrandecido por ótimas atuações.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

No actor in the movies could have played this part better than Macy.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

The topic certainly suits the times, but the director's approach is as alienating as it is old-fashioned.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...exceptionally preachy...

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Focus is well-meaning, but it's all looks with no substance.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

A rather square civics lesson of a movie.

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Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Its fine cast, particularly Mr. Macy, lift it above its limitations and lend grace to its once-again timely message.

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I think that they need to show this movie in every Sociology class. It's a perfect example of how, for example, Hitler's Germany was even possible. It… More
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This movie was so true to the book that I felt like I had seen it before. The book was a little more detailed, so I have to say I liked that better. However the… More