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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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All Critics (47) | Top Critics (7)

This is a proudly mainstream movie-a fun one, even-that just happens to have been made with conviction and intelligence and craft.

September 13, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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It's a stark, violent, cynical but thoroughly entertaining caper picture.

September 12, 2018 | Full Review…

ed by a magnificent Viola Davis, the cast is ridiculously stacked. The action is tremendous. And the ultimate message is devastating in its swift brutality.

September 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Gripping, corrosive and superbly acted...

September 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Ultimately, "Widows" works as well as it does due to the way McQueen juggles substance with entertainment value to such eager subversive ends.

September 9, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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An absorbing, sociologically loaded crime drama.

September 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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