NO FOCUS

FOCUS_Main_PosterFebruary is the period where film companies bury their releases months before the spring summer frenzy of the big superhero movies. Focus, Will Smith’s latest vehicle, stars Smith as Nicky, a con merchant who meets Jess, played by Margot Robbie. The pair fall for each other but the path of love doesn’t run smoothly. Smith is a very limited actor and while directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa have created a beautiful-looking film, Focus is a film that’s vacuous, vapid and devoid of any substance and any real meaning and characterisation to it at all. The whole thing actually feels rather dated, there is a scene that is reliant on such a ridiculous contrivance and the payoff is stupid and pointless. Robbie does look staggeringly beautiful but you soon get bored with the double and triple crosses and the fact that Nicky lives in a world populated by nothing but supermodels gets very dull very quickly. FocusĀ passes an hour and three quarters pleasantly enough but once you leave the cinema, you won’t remember a single second of it…

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