'Focus': The reviews are in...

February 28, 2015 1:38 AM

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Will Smith used to own July 4th weekend, but after a few embarrassing misfires, he’s making late February his new home. A $50 million dollar opening weekend is a pipe dream, but the good news is that Smith seems to be playing the confident charmer that won us over in the first place. In Focus, directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love), he plays a smooth operator who can’t help himself from taking a comely beauty (The Wolf of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie) under his wing, to teach her the art of the con.

But as is the case in these types of movies—think The Sting or The Grifters—things are not always what they seem. And nothing makes a man lose his focus more than a beautiful woman. “The movie’s essentially split into two halves,” writes EW’s Chris Nashawaty. “The first is Jess’ babe-in-the-woods ba...

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