Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Focus (2015) – A Revisited Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
So that was a surprise.  Who knew that a pretty throw away con movie, with a lead whose last major film was the uber flop After Earth could be so good?  Focus is fun. Pure and simple.  In fact I smiled all the way through it’s tight sub two hour run time.   Okay It won’t stay with you for years after but watching it you get swept up with the glamour, the glitzy, the snappy dialogue and the sparkling chemistry of it’s leads.  And whilst Smith is certainly back on form, Margot Robbie steals the show proving she’s a lot more than Jordon Belfort’s oft naked wife.  In a world where everything is getting darker and writer, it’s kind nice just to have some fun for a change.  Highly recommended.

Best Bit: The SuperBowl.

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Oceans 11, The Sting, The Grifters


8 out of 10 stars




Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...