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Widows Reviews

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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
November 16, 2018
It may seem like the over-statement of the century, but you can put "Widows" in the same category of "Heat" and "The Town," as one of the best heist movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 16, 2018
From this point forward, there will be few excuses for a film that doesn't manage to stimulate the brain while also entertaining the masses.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 16, 2018
McQueen's usual cinematic artistry is also missing, leading to a more generic looking film than expected, but the pulp factor is just right.
November 16, 2018
A lot of this is due to the acting prowess...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.75/5
November 16, 2018
Besides car chases, gun slinging and violence, there's good deal of complexity and nuance for a heist film and that's ok by me.
November 16, 2018
A cast this stacked can't help but generate glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 16, 2018
Enough quality action and surprises to keep it interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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