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Focus Reviews

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December 13, 2017
The film moves smoothly, but it is segmented into two clearly delimited and uneven parts... [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 17, 2017
For the most part Focus is a slickly entertaining popcorn movie.
August 16, 2017
Too many convenient situations soon become distracting.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 11, 2017
In Focus, Will Smith's suave con artist Nicky Spurgeon tells his protégé/part-time lover Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie) his version of the done-to-death cliché: there are two types of people, hammers and nails.
March 7, 2017
Focus is a bit too slick, but engaging nonetheless.
November 14, 2016
Nowhere near as clever as aims to be.
July 14, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 13, 2016
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.
June 21, 2016
Smith and Robbie gamely try to get it on, but Jack Foley and Karen Cisco they are not.
May 28, 2016
It reminds us why he became a star in the first place, and provides a glimpse of where he might go from here.
May 12, 2016
Regardless of its gleaming production and costume design, smooth technical style and frisky musical score, Focus is largely seductive because Smith and Robbie are the seducers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 27, 2016
While Focus is probably instructive for those wanting to know how to create a diversion and steal a wallet, it lacks the tension and jeopardy required to give this film the momentum it needs to be more than just forgettable fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2016
Vacuum-packed free of charm and charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 23, 2016
Ficarra and Requa understand the genre and know what makes it effective-they just can't quite execute correctly.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 31, 2015
Focus takes some pride in its tidy arrangement of con-man movie clichés.
December 31, 2015
If it's so easy to guess what women want, why is this movie so utterly devoid of any of it?
December 30, 2015
A slick and entertaining cocktail of crime and romance in which Smith plays a, wait for it, bad guy. Sort of.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 30, 2015
Entertaining and surprisingly unpredictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 22, 2015
The first half of the film... is somewhat entertaining, and some of the comedic dialogue in that section also periodically hits. It is the second half of the film, set three years later in Buenos Aires, where things fall very flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 18, 2015
Focus stars Will Smith as a master con artist who lets a small-time scammer into his crew, and into his heart. Or... wait, does he?
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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