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I actually really liked it.

 

It was a lot of fun, Smith was back to doing this charming likeable character we always want him to be and him and Robbie worked really well together.

 

I hope it does well

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Absolutely loved this

Will and Margot were amazing and they worked so well together. The plot was fun and the production looked great

Rating: A

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Would have to agree with both above me. Fun,exciting and thrilling ride. Will and Margot mmmmmmmmmmm my god. Can I get 2 table spoons of that please. A

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Saw it last night. Wasn't sure what to expect. But it was really entertaining and pretty slick. Was good to see Will Smith in a good movie again. Margot Robbie did a really god job as well.

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It was well acted and it was good in parts, but it dragged a bit, and for a while it just felt like it lost focus.

C+

edit: Reconsidered B-

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Thought it was pretty horrible.

5/10

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Besides the leads, everything was bad in this movie. Most of it didn't make sense with tons of stuff left to be explained.

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Really wanted to like it, some cool moments, but overall it falls falt. The second half is kinda down hill. B.D. Wog brings it though, loved him.

 

C (75)

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Robbie and Smith were actually good together but it felt like they merged together the plots of 3 different movies.

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The guy who was the security adviser for the F1 dude had some really terribly horribly written lines.  The script failed him more than anyone else.  There are times in a script when some lines are flashy and rhythmic and they fit the character.  The stuff he spouts off most of the time just sounds written, like the author spent days upon days trying to come up with some edgy cool dialogue.  It fails terribly here.

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Yeah it's really fun during the first half and then gets so unfocused in the second. But B.D. Wong having fun makes it worth it :D

 

6/10

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Not bad and kind of a throwback to the con movies of the 1970s. Margot Robbie I thought was fantastic and Will Smith still has the charm. I also liked the fact they didn't sugarcoat characters who, frankly, are lowlifes. The screenwriter could've easily tried to make it a basic and cliched redemption story. So all in all, it's probably worth a rental though not entirely sure what the replay value is.

 

***¾/*****, (B+, 7.7/10, 3/4)

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I have watched this movie. Movie is Weak, slow, boring and unconvincing. The dialogue is very difficult to hear, and the story - especially the part with the Chinese man bet - is ridiculous.

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Will is still charismatic but he couldn't save this slow dull dimwitted movie or ignite any chemistry with the surprisingly boring Robbie who seemed completely out of her depth - almost painfully young and inexperienced as an actor and presence next to Smith.  It didn't help that her role was underwritten and in the end pathetic. 

The football scam was particularly egregiously dumb.  He wound up losing $3.2m in order to win back $4m on a complete bat shit plan.  What kind of con artist risk $3.2m to make $800,000 on a complete long shot?   BD Wong was excellent though and he made it a rare energetic segment.  I was hoping he'd come back at the end and liven things up but instead we get some other overly convoluted sloppy scam that landed like a damp squib.

They're lowlifes carelessly and callously ruining people's lives for greed.  Which if you want to go that way then fine, go for it full blast and revel or wallow in the scum they are.  Don't sugarcoat it with the slop at the end with his father telling us he's a "good man" and he's giving it all up or this unconvincing hollow romance.

Blech. 

C-  and that might be too generous but it gets points for Wong, Smith and Martinez (in that order)

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