A con requires a very delicate balance to pull off. The participating “artists” have to work together, closely.
Unfortunately, in Focus Writers/Directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa have left the audience out of the equation. And, ultimately, that’s the film's downfall. They didn't pay attention to their film's title.
The first big con was forgiven just as I was preparing to walk out, but the windup con was a little too smarmy to let go of. It leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
If it weren’t for the watchability of Margot Robbie, this might have been a total disaster. As it is, I can only give it a 3 out of 5.