(This review may contain spoilers).
I really love Will Smith as an actor – he’s probably one of my favourite actors. So although I had a selection of different films I was interested in seeing, I chose this one because I’ve seen and enjoyed films with Will Smith in in the past.
There was quite a bit about this film that made me think of the Real Hustle. It was interesting to see how the misdirection worked and that Nicky’s character could take on different roles/personalities depending on the hustle he was trying to do. There was one particular scene that came across as really intense, where I was caught up in the game that was being played.
I did spend a lot of the film thinking there was going to be more misdirection than there actually was. I liked the interactions between Nicky and Jess, but I was a bit disappointed that there wasn’t as much trickery involved as there could have been.
I would have liked to see more of the other characters who were working with Nicky at the beginning… and also about Jess’ partner. There were some quite clever scenes in this film and the actors did play well off each other… but I felt that so much more could have been done with it.