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FOCUS (2015) – My rating: 7.5/10

FocusI go back to my statement a few weeks ago about Hollywood running out of new ideas for new movies.  I think if you’re going to do something that’s been done a million times before, you had better be two steps ahead of everyone else.  The trouble with Focus is, I started feeling like every word spoken was part of a con.  First, let me explain what Focus is about.  A con man Nicky (Will Smith), with a crew of cons has made his career about conning people out of their money, valuables and sometimes, even their dignity.  A wanna be con women Jess (Margot Robbie) tries to pull a scam on Nicky but fails.  She then persuades Nicky to teach her the tricks of the trade.  Together they manage to con half of New Orleans before it’s time to move on.  It’s interesting to see what and how scams and cons are pulled off.  Focus makes a person want to stay at home, forever.  In this world, there’s no trusting anyone.  I liked Focus but it’s nothing new.  So, is it okay to take an old concept and try to make it entertaining and different?  It’s absolutely okay to try but not easy to achieve.  Focus was entertaining for the most part but predictable.