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  • Summary: Set during the last days of World War II, this is the story of a Brooklyn man and his wife (Macy, Dern) who are mistaken for Jews by their anti-Semitic neighbors.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  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. 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    Two constants: good acting and an old-fashioned preachiness that backfires.
  4. 60
    A hyperreal, visually layered period style that finds film noir shadows creeping in at the edges of a blue-sky, get-along-to-go-along America.
  5. Even if they're on the side of the angels, 106 minutes is a long time to keep this sermon going.
  6. 50
    No denying the relevance of the tale.
  7. Has a topsy-turvy sense of injustice.

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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. Expand

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