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Widows Reviews

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November 10, 2018
More often than not, the neatness of McQueen's rhetoric stifles the potential of the scenario.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2018
A thriller in name only... strong acting and character work, but unfocused and overly mired in theme.
November 15, 2018
The good and the bad co-exist with the ugly, and the result is a movie two parts fun, two parts not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 14, 2018
Widows is a valiant effort, but ultimately falls short.
November 14, 2018
Regrettably, Widows forgets that it is - first and foremost - supposed to be a believable heist flick.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 18, 2018
Yet the payoff for this slick production is no better than results you'd get from watching any ordinary crime-thriller. All-star cast goes through the motions leading up to a less than fulfilling ending. Passable, but most will expect better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 10, 2018
In the end despite al formal solvency and highly enjoyable product onscreen, the artist who brought us Hunger (2008) is missed. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 7, 2018
An Oscar winning director has reinvented a famous TV heist series and left me feeling robbed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 14, 2018
Valiantly attempts to combine five or six different genres and doesn't quite succeed. That being said, McQueen can still compose a hell of a scene and this cast is phenomenal.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 16, 2018
I liked the performances, I thought they were great. But the script they were working with was lackluster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 14, 2018
a fast paced political corruption/heist hybrid whose theme of women taking control of an environment where they have been undervalued and exploited by men is itself undervalued in service to a cheap, cliched thrill.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 12, 2018
"Widows" is an unimportant movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 15, 2018
Some movies are phonier than others. "Widows" is one of those. The always thin line between a twisty plot and a silly one gets crossed about an hour in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 18, 2018
Neither having the time nor, surprisingly, the aptitude to build its story's tapestry of love, gender, class, race, crime, and politics.
November 15, 2018
[Widows] feel like a throwback -- an old-fashioned, intricately plotted crime thriller that's more about characters than explosions. Much like the heist scheme, though, the movie looks better on paper, ultimately, then it does in the execution.
November 16, 2018
[T]he plot branches out so much that the movie loses sight of what and whose story it's telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 9, 2018
McQueen always uses film pretentiously. Widows belongs to his edgy genre of queasy art projects masquerading as movies.
November 15, 2018
The cinematic equivalent of a half-baked turducken.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 16, 2018
Tries to be a lot of different things: heist thriller, feminist statement, social-issue diagnosis. That's a lot to bite off, and 129 minutes isn't enough time for proper chewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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November 16, 2018
Other reviewers talk about the film's style and originality, but I found no evidence of either (unless you consider endless shots of reflections in mirrors and glass store windows "style").
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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