Focus movie review – no true spoilers ahead.
When I watched this film, I had very high expectations. Will Smith movies, while not always a mega hit, have always entertained me. It could be that he’s just such a darn likeable guy, but I do think it’s also due to his acting abilities and the character roles he chooses. He’s one smart cookie!
My expectations were met and beyond with Focus. It’s about a character who is a con man. He’s extremely good at what he does, which is consistent throughout the movie. There are several intense moments in which there isn’t legitimate action–however–there is a lingering sense of doom or excitement and anticipation. The makers of this film succeed very well at keeping you engaged during this non action movie. That can be a very difficult thing to do!
Normally, I like suspense, action, thriller, and horror movies. However, I did not find myself bored at any point throughout the film. The plot and characters are well though out and exciting in their own ways. There are some twists that I definitely didn’t expect, and I don’t find myself surprised by a movie too often.
I highly recommend this movie to just about any genre lover. Even if a drama isn’t your cup of tea, I think you’ll be able to appreciate this particular movie. Your mouth will drop at times, and you may even gasp. A thrill without a thriller. It’s a nice movie to watch amongst so many other movies relying purely on sound effects and over dramatics. This one did not need any of that flash.
I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars. Watch this one!