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Focus (2015)

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Critic 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.

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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
Rating:
R (for language, some sexual content and brief violence)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Box Office:
$50,265,541.00
Runtime:
Studio:

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Cast

Will Smith
as Nicky
B.D. Wong
as Liyuan
Robert Taylor
as McEwen
Dotan Bonen
as Gordon
Griff Furst
as Gareth
David Stanford
as Drunken Stranger
Steve Kim
as Liyuan's Bodyguard
Don Yesso
as Card Player/Football Coach
Juan Minujín
as Marcello
Jano Seitun
as Bartender
Melania Lenoir
as Pretty Woman
Pietro Gian
as Massive Security Guard
Justina Bustos
as Blonde Bartender
Paula Brasca
as Saleswoman
Antonella Macchi
as Apollonia
Aaron Jay Rome
as Bartender
Armando L. Leduc
as Bald Guy
Jon Eyez
as Bruiser
Chip Carriere
as Lead Official
Daniella Short
as Naked Woman
Alan Sabbagh
as Team Argentina Head Engineer
Hervé Segata
as France Team Engineer
Jorge Takashima
as Team Korea Engineer
Pierre Marquille
as HIRT Team Owner
Nas Mehdi
as Head of Team India
Federico Bongiorno
as Head of Team Russia
Kate Adair
as Tourist Thief
Billy Slaughter
as Passing Thief
Lindsay Clift
as Another Thief
Nicoye Banks
as Card Sharp
Ruy Gatti
as French Tech
Alvin Chon
as Liyuan's Bodyguard #2
Brett Baker
as Another Thief #2
Taylor Persh
as Sous Chef
Scott M. Jefferson
as Add'l McEwen Tech
Billy Louviere
as Rowdy Guy #1
Thomas Thomason
as Rowdy Guy #2
Antonella Saldicco
as Party Guest #1
Joaquín Berthold
as Party Guest #2
Martin Covert
as Doctor
Michael Dardant
as Card Mechanic #1
Victor Moran
as Card Mechanic #2
Han Soto
as Head of Team Japan
Tenzin Yeshi Paichang
as Head of Team Japan #2
Laney Chouest
as Head of Team
Darrell Foster
as Head of Team Italy
Hilary Tuttle
as Waitress Thief
Guillermo Miguel
as Team Argentina
Nina Leon
as BA Reporter
Nick Reasons
as Sideline Reporter
Chris Dieker
as Coin Toss Rhino
Stevie Baggs Jr.
as Coin Toss Thresher
Thomas Holley
as Announcer #1
Walter Prestenberg Jr.
as Announcer #2
Nicholas Harris
as Interview Thresher
Patrick J. O'Hara
as Team Owner
David Haines
as Nicky's Crew Tommy
Steve Hammond
as Cafe Host Mark
Derrick Townsend
as Frat Guy #1
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Critic Reviews for Focus

All Critics (199) | Top Critics (47)

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

Full Review… | December 31, 2015
The Atlantic
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | March 2, 2015
New Yorker
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 27, 2015
Grantland
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 27, 2015
Denver Post
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 27, 2015
Us Weekly
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 27, 2015
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Focus

½

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 the cons were pretty interesting and the story was quite good. Margot Robbie was a good choice for the lead female too.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Its narrative structure and tone are all over the place, but thankfully 'Focus' boasts two extremely charismatic leads, stunning cinematography and a breezy pace to make it slightly enjoyable.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

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 turn out good. This time around, he gives it his all and it makes for a very enjoyable picture, however, Focus' plot twists are far too complex that it becomes unbelievable by the time they are done. Watching Nicky fall in and out of money throughout the course of the film was a very interesting story to follow and the chemitry between Will Smith and Margot Robbie was pretty great, but the rug is practically pulled out from the entire film by the end and every set up kind of falls by the wayside. I did not like the ending in the slightest, but I had fun with this film enough to recommend it to Will Smith fans, or crime fans alike. "Focus" is unfocussed at times, but still enjoyable nonetheless.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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