This is a game of Focus (Will Smith)

Focus stars Will Smith as Nicky, a smooth con man you’re meant to love mostly because he’s played by Will Smith. The story he goes through is stylistically similar to Steven Soderbergh’s 2001 Ocean’s Eleven, with beautiful people in beautiful clothes gallivanting about in beautiful parts of the world. In the opening moments, Nicky meets Jess (Margot Robbie), a beautiful blonde attempting to run a con on him, completely unaware that he’s one of the world’s most notorious con men. Through her sheer perseverance and his “Well, she is really hot,” the two partner up, drifting through a surprisingly low-stakes, oddly broody romantic drama with con movie trappings. It is neither a great nor a terrible movie, carried along mostly by the sense that Will Smith still has at least some of that old charisma while Margot Robbie is the “next big thing” of the moment.

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