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Widows (2018)

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Critic Consensus: 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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From Academy Award (R)-winning director Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave") and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn ("Gone Girl") comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. "Widows" is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar (R) winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. "Widows" also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.

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Viola Davis
as Veronica
Colin Farrell
as Jack Mulligan
Robert Duvall
as Tom Mulligan
Liam Neeson
as Harry Rawlins
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From its first moments, "Widows" signals that audiences aren't in for just another heist movie.

November 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

For all its cynicism, the movie floats on a darkly exhilarating brand of escapism. It's one of the year's highlights in any genre.

November 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

If all heist movies were like this, I'd never leave the multiplexes.

November 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Powered by an understated performance by Viola Davis, "Widows" shows what can be done within the boundaries of the expected while delivering something unexpected.

November 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With a killer cast led by Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriquez and Elizabeth Debicki, director Steve McQueen turns four women and a heist into the powerhouse thriller of the year. You're in for a hell of a ride.

November 13, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

McQueen seems to be saying look again, look harder, because underneath the roiling tension of big money heists and the crunching of political gears is an examination about the ugly machinations of power, money and patriarchy.

November 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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