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
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.
All of the woman in this movie rock. They are smart and sexy and full of intelligence. The move to take the money there husbands owe and turn it to there advantages was spectacular and clever; if are looking for a good movie and it’s rainy and you have your lady with you wow she will enjoy this one guys. Woman’s rule the world
Thrilling film with some of the most interesting and contrasting characters I've seen on the big screen for a long time. The film editing and camera work should also be noted. Many of the film's main scenes are constructed around the soundtrack; the sound design is used as a way of not only dramatizing a scene and describing the characters, but also directing the pace and style of the picture editing. A truly cinematic experience.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
See my review for The Kitchen. As I stated in that review I felt that these two movies were similar in nature. If let up to me I would not purchase both movies. Either one or the other.
Steve McQueen came roaring onto the scene almost a decade ago now with "Hunger", one of the best films I've seen in recent years. Since he's made "Shame" and his Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave." Each film different but distinctly McQueen, "Widows" is a whole new ballgame. Perhaps less action heavy than someone unfamiliar with his work would expect, "Widows" is a character-focused heist film that left me 95% satisfied. I'd recommend to anyone with the caveat that they know they're in for less action and more character than the trailers would have you believe.