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Focus (2015)

Director:
Glenn Ficara
John Requa
COUNTRY
United States
Genre
Crime/Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Focus

RUNNING TIME
104 minutes

Producer:
Denise Di Novi
Screenwriter:
Glenn Ficara
John Requa


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Nicky Spurgeon Will Smith
Jess Barrett Margot Robbie
Garriga Rodrigo Santoro
Bucky Spurgeon Gerald McRaney
Liyuan Tse B. D. Wong
McEwen Robert Taylor -
Jared Mukulski Dominic Fumusa -
Horst Brennan Brown -
Gareth Griff Furst -
Farhad Adrian Martinez

 

Review

This film and its lead characters are music video slick. And to make things worse, the filmmaking duo Glenn Ficarra / John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love) are absolutely infatuated with their material. There is no ironic distance and no humour in here; its all about showing off. Which is a shame, because the script is clever and has potential as a fresh look at modern con artists and swindlers. Leads Will Smith and Margot Robbie are still quite convincing in their parts and look to have had some chemistry on set. B. D. Wong is great fun in a two-scene role as a compulsive gambler, which incidentally is also the film's most intense segment.

Copyright 29.07.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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