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February 27, 2015

At the Movies: Plot turns aplenty in thrilling con-artist film

By JOCELYN NOVECK
AP National Writer

If the mark of a good con artist is that he or she makes you think you know exactly what's going on — when of course you haven't a clue — that's also the mark of a good con-artist movie, isn't it? To make you feel like you totally get what's about to happen — “Oh yeah, I've seen this in tons of movies,” you think — and then, boom. That's not what happens at all. See, you lost your focus for a second.


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Director: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie

Rating: R

Running time: 104 minutes


 
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