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2.3
375 Ratings

Focus

Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
United States, 2015
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Synopsis

A veteran grifter takes a young, attractive woman under his wing, but things get complicated when they become romantically involved.

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Focus Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
This is all great fun, as indeed is most of the movie. Focus is the kind of film you’ll watch on pay-TV a year from now and wonder why it’s so underrated – but it also lacks something, a firm base or (ironically) a focus point.
March 03, 2015
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It’s almost impossible, while watching the movie, not to catch it red-handed; it takes a special clumsiness on the part of the filmmakers to let the viewer’s focus drift. Ficarra and Requa seem in love with their script from the start. They observe the stars too little, observe too little of the action that they set in motion, and drive it ahead relentlessly.
March 02, 2015
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Ficarra and Requa’s last movie was Crazy, Stupid, Love, another ornate, lousily titled adventure in comic romance. There’s nothing in Focus as absurdly sexy as the “Let’s get out of here” montage they build around Ryan Gosling, or as hot as the long seduction sequence they create between him and Emma Stone. But there’s a low-stakes heat here that you appreciate.
February 27, 2015
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