Seasoned con man Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith) meets Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie) and starts to teach her the tricks of the trade.
They perform a series of successful con jobs and during all they they get romantically involved; but, when Jess gets uncomfortably close to Nicky, who abruptly ends their relationship.
Three years later, Nicky Spurgeon and Jess Barrett meet again in Buenos Aires, where he is working on a con job for billionaire motorsport team owner Rafael Garriga (Rodrigo Santoro).
Nicky is totally taken off guard as he meets Jess. To make matters worse, he gets into an altercation at a football game, as he takes on a slick Asian gambler (B.D. Wong) and the two ratchet up the stakes in an unrelenting betting war.
From now on, things start to fall apart for him.
Focus is fun, it has the right pace, plenty of twists and loads of fun moments, but the flaw in the film is the script as it has far too many loopholes.
The chemistry between Will Smith and Margot Robbie doesn’t quite work. It’s an underplayed romance that never gets going. What’s sad is that both make a great on screen couple, but then at the end of it it’s of no use.
Directed and co-written by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy Stupid Love), Focus could have been an engaging film.
Focus is a movie that’s designed for Will Smith, it’s about his con game, a dash of seductive romance and exotic locations to die for.
All in all the film manages to con both the viewer and the unfortunate characters in the film with equal success.
This one is a must of all Will Smith’s fans and I am sure they will not be disappointed.
It has style, it has sex and it has Will Smith; well, we are talking about Focus that stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Rodrigo Santoro. Seasoned...2.0