Focus (2015)

Here’s a flick that’s been out for a few weeks that I was just able to watch. Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith) is a very experienced man when it comes to conning people. Nicky has done this for many years and starts to feel like he should think about life more and maybe get out of this business. Things really start to change in Nicky’s life when a girl named Jess Barret (Margot Robbie) walks into his life. Jess wants Nicky to show her everything that he knows about being a con artist. Nicky decides that he will show her the ropes and help her out with this. Nicky thinks that Jess is capable to be in this kind of business. Things start to really change when Nicky is helping Jess because he starts to develop feelings for her. After a great weekend of conning, Nicky decides that he needs to let Jess go. We then fast forward three years into the future where the two somehow find themselves becoming reconnected.

Focus is the typical type of crime movie that is awesome, but starts to get a little over-the-top. I really enjoyed this movie and thought it was a lot of fun to watch. I was very surprised by how much I actually enjoyed this film. I have never been much of a Will Smith fan, but he made the me pretty entertained with this movie. I thought Will Smith and Margot Robbie were very enjoyable together and played a nice duo. I haven’t seen much of Margot Robbie in much besides The Wolf Of Wall Street, but I think she found the kind of role that she can really act in with Focus. 

Focus is directed by Glenn Ficarra. He is also the writer of this movie. I am not very familiar with the movies he has directed, but I am a little more familiar with some of the movies he has written. This was a nice change for him and I think this movie was directed very well. He gave us a fun movie with a couple solid actors that keep you entertained. This is a movie that is full of many twists and turns that you think are just awesome. Focus is a movie that can sometimes put you on the edge of your seat.

I wouldn’t say that this movie was excellent by any means, but it is a movie that I think many people will enjoy. Focus is the kind of movie that just provides you with a ton of entertainment and some smart conning ideas. If you are into that sort of thing, I think Focus is the movie that you will want to see. I’m honestly sorry I was unable to see this in theaters. I think this would make a really good movie going experience. It is an awesome crime/drama film that is just simply enjoyable.

Overall, Focus is a film that provides plenty of cool scenes and some pretty good acting. This is definitely a movie that I would check out at some point.

Grade= B (Good)


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