'Focus' has its pros and cons

February 26, 2015 4:45 PM

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February is the time for movies that look slick and promising but that turn out to have something major wrong with them; otherwise, they'd be opening in May. "Focus" fits right into that pattern, a movie about con artists that's itself an elaborate con.

The movie's con is that it's showing us a secret underworld, something real that we've never seen or imagined, that it's revealing how the big boys operate. But it's not doing any of those things. "Focus" is ridiculous in every detail. It's a movie with no truth, that teaches nothing and shows nothi...

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