Sunday March 29, 2020

Ragged romp extends Smith’s losing streak

Time was that Will Smith could do no wrong. For more than a decade, blockbuster followed blockbuster as the actor became the axis around which lucrative, global summer sci-fi franchises were constructed. He kept his hand in with the occasional sober

1st March, 2015
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Will Smith and Margot Robbie in Focus

In Focus, his first starring role since then, Smith makes a return to his roots with a character that might be the grown-up version of the smirking grifter he played in Fred Schepisi’s Six Degrees of Separation 20 years ago. Nicky Spurgeon is a conman, a smooth-talking crook with powers of deception that have made him wealthy. He can steal your watch or, given enough time, your house and your whole life.

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