Focus Tuesday, 31 March 2020


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence, sex scenes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Got a light touch.

  • Starring:

    Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adrian Martinez, Gerald McRaney, Rodrigo Santoro, BD Wong, Brennan Brown, Robert Taylor

  • Directed by:

    Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

  • Running time:

    105 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People are shot, punched, pickpocketed, scammed, bitten (playful), dragged, gagged, near-choked, threatened at gunpoint, headlocked. Dangerous driving, car crash, damaged vehicles, car theft. Stolen property. Serial killer, man killing his grandfather, cut throat mentioned. Yelling. Blood/gore: Bloody bullet wound, punctured lung, bleeding. Bloody foreheads/cut/bandage. Object inserted into skin.


    A man has sex with a prostitute, men cheat on their wives. Couples have (mostly implied) sex. Kissing, undressing. Skimpy clothing, swimwear, cleavage, shirtless men, men in underwear, woman in bra/nightgown. Infidelity. Boob jobs mentioned. Sexual banter/gestures/innuendo. References to sexual acts (oral sex, homosexuality).


    Alcohol (wine, champagne, beer, cocktails). Intoxication. Bar setting. Gambling (racetrack, sport, cards etc). Roofies, alcoholism mentioned. Smoking (cigar, cigarettes).


    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Slang for genitals. Racial references. Gender stereotypes. Religious exclamations.


    Con artists, apprentices, stealing, pickpocketing, gambling, addiction, relationships, scams, Mardi Gras, identity theft, card-skimming, selling data, stolen goods, trust, betrayal, corruption, losers, motor racing, lies, fathers, double crosses.


    Deceased grandfather, cancer, tumour, foster kid mentioned. Heart attack scene, relationship breakup. Horses. High aerial cinematography.


    Fizzy, slick, slippery, fun, unpredictable, light, sturdy, likeable, watchable, twisty, glossy, luxurious, breezy, amusing, escapist. Good performances, good chemistry between leads, great sequence starring BD Wong, scene-stealing supporting cast, lively/tense cons, stunning cinematography.


    Frustrating, preposterous, slipshod, unfunny, woeful. Vague/undescriptive title, Will Smith is a little too reserved/bored/uninspired, cons are too effortless/choreographed/implausible, hard to care about characters who steal, erratic tone, convoluted script, aimless talky scenes.

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