After the death of her criminal husband (Liam Neeson), Veronica (Viola Davis) is threatened by the Chicago gangsters he was indebted to. Veronica recruits the widows of her late husband's fallen accomplices (Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo) to pull off a heist in order to pay the rival gang and get revenge for their husbands' killings. Directed by Steve McQueen. Co-written by McQueen and Gillian Flynn. Based upon the 1983 British TV series of the same name.~Phil Griffin
I got this on sale at Best Buy. I was able to shop around to see if I could find a better price for this item. Best Buy was fair and competitive with there pricing and they were very good with the staffing due to the covic-19 virus going around. Everyone was following the safety guidelines.
Four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. What is there not to like about this movie.
This movie should have been a big hit. A heist/crime drama with women of color in the lead. Steve McQueen directed this after "12 Years a Slave" won best picture, and continues to prove his versatility. The blu-ray looks and sounds fantastic, even when upconverted on my 4K TV. A great movie at a great price.
First off— Viola Davis owns her role once again. The story is pretty good considering it’s from the Gone Girl writer, I would hope so. Probably the only movie that made me hate certain actors (for their characters, not the actors themselves). Worth checking out if you missed it before.
Widows in my opinion, was one of 2018 overlooked movies. Don't get me wrong, it did great in box offices, but I think it was a bit overshadowed by other movies in the fall that were possible Oscar nominees, and it didn't get enough promotion.
What also sets this movie apart is the mixture of both rising and veteran actors. Not only did Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrel, and Robert Duvall gave spectacular performances, but rising stars Daniel Kaluuya, Brian Tyree Henry, Cynthia Erivo, and Elizabeth Debicki were just as spectacular.
Overall Widows was such a great movie.