Focus

March 4, 2015 By

From the writers of Bad Santa! Will Smith is a master con artist that’s been in the game for a while. Maggie Robbie is a new recruit, learning the the tricks of the trade directly from him. Of course, one of the rules of being a con artist is to never get your heart involved, so when these two characters start making “the eyes” at each other, you know the situation will get complicated. Things start to heat up between them, but is it true chemistry or part of the con?

The twists and turns throughout the story keeps the momentum going, although to be fair, this type of adventure has already been done in the Ocean’s Eleven movies. Here it’s being done at more personal level as it’s “Focused” on these two main characters.

Will Smith is in his usually charming leading man self, and Maggie Robbie is fantastic as the “intern”. She is beautiful and funny here, and REALLY has me looking forward to her portrayal of Harley Quinn in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie.

Nothing super original here, but a fun story and great performances.

Markellus’s Verdict 3.5/5