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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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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$50,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$53,846,915 (USA) (1 May 2015)
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One of the teams playing in the "Super Bowl" in New Orleans is The Rochester Rhinos. This is the name of an actual soccer team that plays in the United Soccer League (USL). See more »

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The hospital that the characters enter at the end of the movie bears the name "Hospital Nacional Neuropsiquiatrico de Mujeres" and is a hospital with no emergency services that serves women exclusively. See more »

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Owens: There's a lazy Sunday softness to your generation. Makes me unconfortable. I like to be on my feet. I'll lie down when I get cancer. Or if I fuck. Both of which will be down on my back, in case you were wondering.
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Drowned out by mixed reviews from people expecting gold and can't appreciate really good silver.
26 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you stopped for an hour and dissected this film you WILL find problems, like how the audience is meant to root for borderline sociopathic criminals or how the structure isn't what they're used to... HOWEVER, if you go in just expecting to be entertained and if you have a particular fondness for hustle movies, this is one enjoyable movie. The charming but not over-the-top humour consistently keeps the story entertaining and by not following the usual structure of a movie this kind, and ultimately the one the trailer promised, it offers something new to the mix. I can see the multiple twists as a turn off for some expecting a deeper film but if you know what you're in for I think the multiple twists in the film's final act will one-after-another bring a smile to your face and even have you laughing. Will Smith harnesses his charm to success in this flick and Margot has effectively proved herself as not being a one-hit-wonder. This is not a bad film, though I do believe your enjoyment hinges on your expectations when going into it. Don't expect the next Ocean's 11, expect a charming, funny, well acted, smartly written, hustle movie that will undoubtedly be drowned out by mixed reviews from people expecting gold and can't appreciate really good silver.


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