Will Smith is seasoned con-man Nicky Spurgeon and Margot Robbie plays Jess Barrett con-lady in training. Of all the victims Jess could choose from she selects Nicky to be her target and quickly her cover is blown early on in them film. Nicky gives Jess pointers on her failed con attempt on him leaving Jess wanting more and therein a bond is made.
What unfolds are intense gambles, a jealous love triangle and a whole lot of pretenses by some unsuspecting characters. The scenes at the Super Bowl had me reeling in my seat and gasping at Nicky’s stubborn refusal to give up the bet that could lose him a $1 million!
Margot Robbie is a very likable presence on film and Will Smith is even more gorgeous on the big screen.
Despite it’s title “Focus” the viewer cannot follow a sole plot as there are so many twists and turns in the movie. Though the grinds to the left, right and centre are satisfying to watch unravel.
The ending is quick and you will not necessarily see it coming. As Smith’s character says in the first quarter there is no big con where we make so much money and retire.
All in all an enjoyable movie to watch in the cinema and I have already told others to see the movie so it receives 8/10.