Full Movie Reviews
Indyfreak - wrote on 03/26/2019
WIDOWS aims high and mighty, trying to the female led version of neo-noir epics like HEAT or Goodfellas. It doesn't reach that level but it remains a thrilling crime drama. Like those other movies, it's an excuse for established actors to slink back into familiar roles that include bank robbers, gangsters, political bosses, and other staples of the genre.
When the film works best is during the planning of the heist and the twists that occur as it delivers what the marketing promised. Sometimes though the plot deviates into this side story about an upcoming election;there's no allusion to real-life figures since both candidates are dirty crooks (insert politician joke here). But it seems unnecessary in the scheme of things.
The cast is good overall. Viola Davis killing it is no surprise …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 11/13/2018
“May a man live well-enough and long-enough, to leave many joyful widows behind him.”
Remember Ocean's 8? Nah, neither do I.
‘Widows’ is an outstanding crime drama from director Steve McQueen. A female driven movie that doesn't glorify itself as such. It's smart and compelling - emotional roller coaster through out. The themes of corruption, politicians, sexism, race relations, privileges, and greed that mirrors society we know. I was hooked from start till finish.
Steve McQueen took something that could’ve been a generic mainstream heist movie, but made it so refreshing. Just like ‘First Man’, it’s a complete departure from his other work, but isn’t too different where you can’t believe he directed it. Plenty of long shots, especially how he directed a freestyle rap with the …