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      R Released Nov 16, 2018 2h 8m Mystery & Thriller Crime Drama TRAILER for Widows: Trailer 2 List Widows: Trailer 2 Widows: Trailer 2 2:17 Widows: Trailer 1 Widows: Trailer 1 1:59 View more videos
      91% Tomatometer 426 Reviews 61% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows -- Veronica, Linda, Alice and Belle -- have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, Veronica joins forces with the other three women to pull off a heist that her husband was planning. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Widows rounds up a stellar ensemble for a heist thriller that mixes popcorn entertainment with a message - and marks another artistic leap for director Steve McQueen.

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      Ben Sachs Chicago Reader McQueen sets a relentlessly portentous tone and employs lots of stark mise-en-scene, but all the fuss feels arbitrary here - the pulpy story simply doesn't warrant such grave stylization. Feb 24, 2020 Full Review Stephanie Zacharek TIME Magazine A thriller for modern women who identify more with the messiness of human lives than with flattened slogans about how great women, as a monolithic group, are. Mar 8, 2019 Full Review Roxana Hadadi Pajiba There can be power in kindness and in camaraderie alongside crime and corruption, and that is the nuance, the depth, and the politics Widows provides. Feb 7, 2019 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com ..as a sociological document, Widows doesn’t quite offer enough critique to gel, but as a Saturday night all-star action movie, it ticks all the right boxes... Rated: 3/5 May 8, 2024 Full Review Ryan McQuade InSession Film Widows is a deconstruction of a heist movie, taking the genre to new and exciting heights. Apr 4, 2024 Full Review Greg Carlson Vague Visages Whether intimate and quiet or dynamic and deafening, scenes are staged with precision and vitality. For many, McQueen’s stylishness will help excuse the rubbery plot holes, lapses in logic and farfetched surprises... Nov 8, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Richard H The only reason this movie got four stars instead of five from me is that it runs a little slow, and it sort of has a few minor loose ends. Plenty of twists and turns after the initial slowness, and the female empowerment element, meshed with the possible symbolism of the dangers of masculinity run rampant, makes this the perfect action movie for either a female sleep over, or any person who enjoys a good action movie with depth. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/10/24 Full Review First name L The third act twist is predictable, but this ensemble drama is the Ocean's 8 alternative. Why recast an existing franchise when there are feature films like this one. It's focused on solid writing, carefully matched performances and gut-wrenching odds. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/01/24 Full Review Theodoros A Amazing action movie! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/19/24 Full Review Jeff M This is a fantastic movie that was unjustly ignored by audiences and awards bodies upon its initial release. I have a gut feeling its reputation will grow over the years, and it will eventually be re-discovered as a classic. Seriously, this pretty much has something for everyone. There is drama, there is humor, there are thrills and twists and turns that make you dizzy with cinematic joy. And it is that rare opportunity to see an ensemble of tough, tenacious and terrific actresses join forces and kick some serious butt in a quality film. Take OCEANS EIGHT, mix a bit of THE GRIFTERS, add some KILL BILL and a dash of GONE GIRL, bake at 350, sit back and enjoy. This is one of those rare movies like THE DARK KNIGHT that miraculously blurs the line between artistic and commercial filmmaking. Davis is fabulous in one of her best performances, and the seemingly 11 foot tall Debicki pretty much steals the show. There is also a frighteningly fun supporting turn by GET OUT's Daniel Kaluuya that probably deserved a Supporting Actor nomination. If you like a good heist thriller, I don't think you'll find one much better than this. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/24 Full Review Kenneth L I wanted to like this movie. I was told it was sort of spiritual sequel to Heat (as in what would happen in the aftermath). But, this movie was not that. It's a heist movie where the heist doesn't happen until the very end, is very quick, and isn't very interesting. Add in a bunch of plot conveniences and the movie just wasn't very good. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/24 Full Review Alec B Its simple brutality is often staggering. Characters die suddenly, without fanfare and you're often never sure who is next. Davis obviously gives a knockout performance but so does Michelle Rodriguez who again proves she is so much better than what she usually gets to do. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/05/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows -- Veronica, Linda, Alice and Belle -- have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, Veronica joins forces with the other three women to pull off a heist that her husband was planning.
      Director
      Steve McQueen
      Producer
      Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan
      Screenwriter
      Steve McQueen, Gillian Flynn
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Film4, See-Saw Films
      Rating
      R (Some Sexual Content/Nudity|Language Throughout|Violence)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 16, 2018, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 22, 2019
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $42.4M
      Runtime
      2h 8m
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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