Will Smith’s losing streak continues with woeful ‘Focus’

February 27, 2015 7:07 AM

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Will Smith explains in the grifter flick “Focus” that the ultimate con-artist gambit is “the Toledo panic button.” That’s when you shoot your partner to prove you’re not in cahoots.

So woeful is “Focus,” though, that one wonders how many times the pair of writer-directors who made it contemplated going all Toledo panic on each other, if only to kill their project before it could damage their reputations.

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