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Focus (2015)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  27 February 2015 (USA)
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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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Drunken Stranger
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Card Player / Football Coach


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 »


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

27 February 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fokus  »

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Box Office


$50,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,685,137 (USA) (27 February 2015)


$53,846,915 (USA) (1 May 2015)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


After Ryan Gosling dropped out, the role was offered to Brad Pitt but he declined and Ben Affleck, who dropped out citing "scheduling conflicts." See more »


When the handbag is returned and they are speaking over glasses of wine, the levels in the glasses change as does the size of one of the wine glasses. See more »


Jess: Why did you come up here if you were on to us?
Nicky: Professional curiosity, and I like boobs, so I considered it was a win win.
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Featured in Film 2015: Episode #44.7 (2015) See more »


Baby Please Don't Go
Written by Big Joe Williams (as Joseph Lee Williams)
Performed by Them
Courtesy of Exile Productions, Ltd.
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Never drop the con.
12 March 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Focus is a con movie and it's at its best when it's trying to con you into believing you know what is going to happen. The plot unfolds at a steady pace and you are left guessing what is going to follow. There are many twists and it's hard to keep up, as you would expect.

The regular cons work best in the first half, when the movie is trying to be fun and entertaining. During the second half of the movie the plot deepens and works around character development. That's when Will Smith and Margot Robbie come to life, they are at their best when they are given more to work with and they keep the movie interesting. However the movie gets caught juggling too many cons which by the end of the movie may feel just a bit flat; but still make for an unexpected and enjoyable finale.

Definitely worth watching. PS. The directors did a good job showing the importance of FOCUS in keeping the camera Focused at the right place.

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