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53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
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  1. 75
    Obviously a labor of love for all involved, including GOP mayoral candidate Michael Bloomberg, who bankrolled the production and receives full producer credit. He deserves it.
  2. About American anti-Semitism, but it's not a typical genteel "cause" movie.
  3. A cautionary tale that's harrowing, heartbreaking and -- especially given the times, when Americans seem all-too-ready to once again judge people as a threat solely by their appearance -- disturbingly resonant.
  4. The result would be an important drama if the screenplay (based on an early Arthur Miller novel) didn't lapse into preachiness and imprecision at times.
  5. 75
    Doesn't reach for reality; it's a deliberate attempt to look and feel like a 1940s social problems picture, right down to the texture of the color photography.
  6. Yes, the movie is obvious at time, banging you over the head with its message, and the use of shadows on a wall can seem overly broad. But these are small complaints when compared to the film's many strengths.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    Two constants: good acting and an old-fashioned preachiness that backfires.
  8. Feels somehow incomplete. It may be that its visual metaphor is more effective in literature than in film.
  9. 63
    This film and Miller's vision remind us of the danger of giving in to fear.
  10. It's a good film but an over-obvious one. I wish I'd liked it more.
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  1. Mar 18, 2015
    5
    Another Will Smith "I'm The Best" movies with one of the screens newest hot female actress..Margot Robbie. "Focus" could have been a betterAnother Will Smith "I'm The Best" movies with one of the screens newest hot female actress..Margot Robbie. "Focus" could have been a better movie if the role of Smith's was portrayed by another actor...(if you get what I am talking about). Watching Smith bed down Robbie is another Hollywood "stick it in your face" combination that totally pisses me off. The movie itself as entertaining as it was it was nothing out of the ordinary. With the exception of Robbie in that black swim suit. Wow! Following the story line was pretty decent..no deep thinking required here. Smith is in a slump for box office hits. This one is no exception. The producers could have saved a ton of money by offering the role to one of the up and coming young actors who would have done the part for a lot less then what I'm sure Smith got paid. As you can tell I'm not a fan. The movie itself was interesting enough and made you want to get in the profession of picking pockets. The scenes as Smith teaches Robbie the tricks of the trade were pretty clever. A movie worth seeing. Oh yes...she could pick my pockets anytime. Full Review »