Widows Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 6157

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 23

Theatrical Release Date: 11/16/2018

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/05/2019

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Steve McQueen

Actors: Elizabeth Debicki, Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell

Plot: In present day Chicago four women have nothing in common, save for one thing: a debt left behind following their respective husbands' criminal activities. Despite the danger it presents, they will come together, form a plan and forge their own future. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
3.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/10/2019

Hard-hitting and heavy on themes, "Widows" is remarkable for how well it fleshes out its characters.

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Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

"Widows" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 12/18/2019

When a crew of armed robbers are killed during a heist, their wives become the target of a ruthless gangster demanding the return of his stolen loot.

Based upon the celebrated novel by Lynda La Plante and penned by Steve McQueen and Gillian (Gone Girl) Flynn, this is a modern heist movie in the grand tradition of the genre. It does so with the obviously different spin of its protagonists all being women, but it is written in such a way as to make this fact integral to the story rather than being an exercise in political correctness. In a similar way to TV show The Wire, the story shows how the corruption in society spreads from its street level thugs through to the corridors of power and contains many pertinent themes; the unspoken class system of modern America which is inevitably …

Indyfreak
Indyfreak
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

Excellently acted; Suitably entertaining.

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
Matthew Brady
Movie God

Rating of
3.5/4

LIFF32 (2018) #2

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 …

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