Will Smith and Margot Robbie team up as veteran and novice partners in crime for slick caper movie Focus, but with Smith misplacing his usual charm it’s the incandescently sexy Robbie who steals the movie.
Smith’s slick confidence trickster initially takes Robbie’s inexperienced grifter under his wing for a series of scams in New Orleans. But when their paths cross again in Buenos Aires three years later in the midst of an elaborate con game involving Rodrigo Santoro’s millionaire Formula 1 racing team owner, her appearance threatens to wreck his new scheme.
As the plot twists and turns this way and that, the trickery is often dazzling, but when it comes to the eventual outcome most viewers will be a step ahead.
Certificate 15. Runtime 100 mins. Directors Glenn Ficarra, John Requa.
Focus is released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on DVD & Blu-ray on Monday 6 July and available now on Digital Download.