Movie Review: Focus

FocusNicky (Will Smith) is a master con artist. He reluctantly takes on Jess (Margot Robbie), an inexperienced female apprentice, into his extensive gang of thieves.

We get to watch how they operate, pickpocketing people in broad daylight, and then selling the goods online as fast as they can accumulate them.

Then, when the main heist is over, Nicky is in for a horrible surprise. Or is she?

When you hang around master con artists, nothing, it seems, is what it seems.

The plot twists in this movie never end, and the cons are so outrageous, it’s like watching James Bond do superhuman things with his suit on without ever getting so much as a scratch. Nicky gets away with the craziest tricks.

Focus is a bad title for this movie. It really has nothing to do with the story. It’s a silly, contrived plot, it’s comic because it’s so far-fetched, but it is solid entertainment.

The thrills just never stop.

Rating - Two Stars