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To pull off a reasonable movie about con artists, a script has to offer some likability. I’m not suggesting sainthood or part-time dog-sitting, but there has to be a level of charm that makes inherent evil take a two hour vacation. “Focus” does not have an embraceable moment. It’s a style piece from the writer/directors of “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” who try to tart up a sleepy script of misdirection with sex appeal, only to cast two actors who are more credible as siblings. “Focus” has the raw materials to generate a thrilling combination of emotional gamesmanship and sticky-fingered fun, but it’s unwilling to pursue anything resembling excitement, thinking the mere presence of Will Smith is enough to razzle-dazzle the audience. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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