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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Focus: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

First, we would like to thank Warner Brothers Pictures PH for inviting us last night to the special advance screening of Focus at Greenbelt 3. Will Smith is back on the big screen teaming up with Margot Robbie in this crime comedy film helm by the duo behind Crazy Stupid Love, John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. 

Nicky (Will Smith) is a professional con man which already achieved a lot of things in life. He takes Jess (Margot Robbie) an amateur con artist, under his wing into training on how to score a bigger jackpot on their profession. The two fell for each other and after a big hit in New Orleans, Nicky left Jess with money and clueless without a reason. Three years later, their path crosses once again at Buenos Aires where Nicky is aiming for a much bigger prize but with Jess on her way, he struggles to bring his A-game on the line.

The film made stealing look easy and interesting. It got our attention right from the beginning and has a steady pace thanks to its lead cast. Will Smith and Margot Robbie deliver a solid performance complementing to an already compelling premise. Smith controls the tempo and together he, and Robbie steal the show. There are also some funny moments mostly delivered by Adrian Martinez. 

As for the story, you'll feel the thrill throughout. It just simply fun to see the characters do their tricks of deception. The set pieces in New Orleans were really impressive as they executed the distraction scenes smoothly.  It may have some imprecise calculations at some point, but it's just a minor flaw to argue about.

Overall, Focus is a fantastic film as a whole and delivers the twist in a surprising manner. The unpredictability made it more mesmerizing and manages to pull the ending on a high note. With Will Smith and Margot Robbie controlling the show, there is no reason for you not to like this flick. 

Lakwtasera Lovers rates it 8 out of 10 stars

Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adrian Martinez

Directed by: John Requa and Glenn Ficarra
Distributed by: Warner Brothers Pictures PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide


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