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Widows Reviews

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November 18, 2018
McQueen and Flynn are masters at work. Rich, powerful and enthralling.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 18, 2018
McQueen creates a tightly wound thriller which defies genre norms, and puts a spin on a formula utilized frequently. Reminding audiences that we must embrace these scarcely made character driven pictures when given to us.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 18, 2018
Widows is...a fusion of low and high film that operates with assured craftsmanship and is very much itself. This is one of the best films of the year.
November 18, 2018
So for as rewardingly complex as the plot is, weaving in a great number of issues making headlines today, the film as a whole just never really comes together.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 18, 2018
Women steal the show in this compelling, empowering crime caper that has more twists and turns than a corkscrew!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 18, 2018
It's not clear exactly what kind of movie(s) Widows wants to be: feminist heist thriller? Sprawling political saga? Bare-knuckled gangster noir?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 18, 2018
Part popcorn thriller, part feminist statement, part political declaration, this is a pitch-perfect portrayal of 21st century America, warts and all.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 17, 2018
The female-driven thriller features powerful performances by Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriquez, Elizabeth Debicki, and Cynthia Erivo. Steve McQueen delivers everything that was missing from the fluff piece Ocean's 8 primarily danger and suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 17, 2018
A screenplay from McQueen and Gillian Flynn ('Gone Girl') crackles with twists, turns and even some pointed social relevance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 17, 2018
McQueen wanted to direct a popular Hollywood caper and he has succeeded. I loved SHAME.
November 17, 2018
[McQueen and Flynn] create a thrilling picture that offsets its one element of predictability with a compelling narrative that keeps everyone on their toes.
November 17, 2018
Viola Davis leads a superb ensemble of women in a heist film with a social twist. Steve Mc Queen goes genre but keeps it very real for these times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 16, 2018
... a richly textured crime yarn that combines familiar genre elements into a fresh and invigorating package.
November 16, 2018
Widows wields an effeminate brawn and sly intelligence working to stoke a masterful slow burn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2018
The best ensemble cast of the year live through Steve McQueen's Widows, an entertaining, intelligent, but altogether familiar rendition of the heist film.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 16, 2018
All the actresses are powerful, but Debicki's transformation as her character gains confidence is at the top of performances I've seen this year (including Viola Davis').
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 16, 2018
Really there should be no delineation between 'important' movies and 'popcorn' movies, but there is, so take Widows as an example of how genre film benefits from letting artists play in the sandbox.
November 16, 2018
The women in [Widows]have depth. They shift and transform, ... [they] aren't singularly labeled or monolithic.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 16, 2018
Widows is that rare genre movie that demands more -- more from its casting, more from its plot and more from its themes.
November 16, 2018
A gritty romp that makes the cliché-prone heist genre feel fresh again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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