"NEVER LOSE FOCUS". That's one of the tag line of the latest movie from Will Smith and the makers have tried their best to make sure the audience too never loose focus and interest on what's happening on screen. FOCUS written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa is an interesting con film with lots of uninterrupted fun and entertainment to provide. With quite a few surprises and twists happening to keep one engaged, Focus is a good entertainer and passes the litmus test to book a seat among movies that are classified under the "One time watchable" stuffs.
The film revolves around an expert conman Nicky played by Will Smith. He meets Jess who has the talent to con people but is not experienced enough to make it big. Nicky teach her the nuances of his "profession" but at a certain juncture, the duo had to split and meet later during a con operation. Their past romantic life becomes a thorn in the current operation and how the duo could overcome it and make this work successful is what rest of the movie try to show.
The film is good enough with smart dialogues especially one liners spoken by Smith's character. Also the suspense and twists at regular intervals keeps you "FOCUSSED" till the very end. Director duo have succeeded in evoking interest in the proceedings till the end though some of the stuffs like the gambling happening inside the football stadium was interesting but logicless and nonsense one.
Screenplay especially the dialogues helps the movie quite a lot. Also when the romance between Nicky and Jess reach a stage evoking boredom, the fun element helps to regain momentum. Add to it the surprising twists to take the plot forward.
Will Smith played the character of Nicky with smartness and stylishness to make it look good on screen. Same way Margot Robbie as Jess was equally good and she also made sure the character looked sexy enough when the situations demanded. Adrian Martinez playing Farhad and Nickey's associate did the humour side quite successfully while Gerald McRaney and Rodrigo Santoro appeared towards the latter stages of the film but still the two performed well doing justice to their respective characters.
Overall, Focus is a fun filled romantic con movie and with the surprises it has on offer makes it a decent one time watchable flick. The rating is three out of five.
Rating - 3 / 5