FILM REVIEW: FOCUS
It’s a fact that anything we as people do has an art to it. No matter how good or bad, there’s an art. Glenn Fiacre and John Sequa (Writers for films such as Bad Santa & The Bad News Bears) who both wrote and directed the film “Focus” show that there is an art to being the worst kind of person - a con artist. This film gives an inside look to how a professional con artist practices and masters the art of theft and manipulation. As you can imagine, the leading and supporting roles couldn’t be played by just anyone. I’m assuming the casting director read the script and saw that they needed their leading actor to be someone who was convincing, someone who could really deliver the character to its full potential, and have an overall good sense of humor. There was no one better for that then the godfather himself, Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Hitch, The Pursuit of Happiness). Will did exactly what they needed and more. Will Smith completely committed to the veteran con artist character. It was so convincing that it made me contemplate if he’s actually this good of an actor or if he was acting as his normal self. The supporting actress was played by Margot Robbie (About Time, Wolf of Wall Street). A young beautiful actress who’s on her way to becoming one of best in the business. She gives a great performance and brings her character to life as if it’s a live play and not a recorded film. The film “Focus” is definitely going to be a box office blowout. It’s a brilliant thriller film that will keep you on the edge of your seat, taking you through more mental loops than a circus performer, and just enough humor to make us human. It’s a brilliant film and a must see for all.
By: Markell Palmer (@MarkellPalmer)