Secret City Geek Lab - Focus is a movie looking to find its place in the con-man genre but fails. Con movies are about two things: cons performing the con and the con itself. Focus is cool about showing us scenes of pickpocketing, orchestrated distractions, credit card stealing and the passing of money. But there is no real con in Focus. There’s no bad guy in Focus. If the audience has no one to root against, then it doesn’t have anyone to root.