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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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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.
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.
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.
After a solid decade of dreck, the seductive con man rom-com Focus allows star Will Smith to slip into a little suave adult sophistication, while rehabbing his image by playing the familiar part of the brash, smooth-talking charmer.