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Focus (2015)

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In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop.
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Farhad
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Garriga
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Liyuan
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Horst
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McEwen
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Gordon
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Gareth
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Janice
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Jared
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Liyuan’s Bodyguard
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Storyline

Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky's profession of being a liar and a cheater for a living, he realizes that deception and love are things that don't go together. They split, only to see each other three years later... And things get messy.

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Never Drop The Con. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief violence | See all certifications »

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27 February 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fokus  »

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$50,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,685,137 (USA) (1 March 2015)

Gross:

$53,862,963 (USA)
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Trivia

In the scene where Margot Robbie is being taught in downtown New Orleans, sleight-of-hand artist Apollo Robbins can be seen at the beginning of this scene in the background. See more »

Goofs

When Farhad arrives to Buenos Aires and talks to Jess about being a lesbian, she holds a white cup on her right hand. Immediately after Farhad says that "every time she speaks he smells vagina", Jess isn't holding the cup anymore, but it reappears in the next cut. See more »

Quotes

Nicky: Here's the thing about lying. Here's the problem: it fucks up all your options. Paints you into a corner.
Owens: What the fuck you talking about? You out of your mind?
Nicky: And then you're forced to do some *really* *dumb* *shit*.
Owens: You wanna die?
Nicky: Well, if I die, I die telling the truth. And if I lie, I'm gonna lie like normal people lie.
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Let Me Do My Thing
Written by Glen Andrews, Philip Frazier (as Philip Frazier III) and Tyrus Chapman
Performed by Hot 8 Brass Band (as The Hot 8 Brass Band)
Courtesy of Tru Thoughts Recordings
By arrangement with Third Side America
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Well centered but unintelligent in approach
14 March 2015 | by (Great Britain) – See all my reviews

The title "Focus" had potential among the quantitatively declining Con- Artist genre. Although brilliantly centered and set up with a decent cast and setting - the execution of intelligent criminal activity was poor and often justifying or explaining trickery and illusion as "he's just so good at it." - failing to satisfy the audience with an insight into the brilliance that is a con-centered plan.

I love heist movies. I love intricate con movies. I love crime movies and I'm sad to say this doesn't really come close to fitting anywhere between those genres best and brightest. Instead you're left feeling slightly amused, slightly tired, slightly relieved that it's over but kind of happy you saw it anyway - I dread to think how badly this movie would have been were it not for will smith.


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