Widows Reviews

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March 8, 2019
A thriller for modern women who identify more with the messiness of human lives than with flattened slogans about how great women, as a monolithic group, are.
March 4, 2019
A great ensemble cast, Steve McQueen lets loose on some of the formalism we've seen in some of his other films and, it moves really well.
December 1, 2018
It's the dashing camerawork and broad historical awareness of Widows that makes it a truly sophisticated action film, and by far the best crime movie of 2018 so far.
November 28, 2018
It offers everything adults used to love about cinema.
November 27, 2018
That essential jolt of satisfaction is missing.
November 19, 2018
The movie tosses back at viewers a variety of casual exasperations-inchoate, flip, and manipulable-that flatten and simplify the very ills and grievances that it dramatizes.
August 22, 2019
Every day, women are robbed of respect, independence and opportunity... but Steve McQueen's thriller satisfyingly shows them taking it back.
August 19, 2019
As much about class, race, politics, and privilege as it is about heists, Widows presents a fallen world where thievery is just part of life.
August 2, 2019
Widows boast the best cast of the year and is sure to be that rare film that bridges the gap between arthouse and mainstream.
July 24, 2019
The plotting is also clunky at times and not much of the action is plausible, but with these astonishing performances, the flaws almost don't matter.
July 10, 2019
Davis is masterful as the strong leader of this resilient group of women and Rodriguez and Debicki match her in every scene.
July 7, 2019
Viola Davis says more with her inner smoulder than many actors manage with the proverbial thousand words.
June 18, 2019
High-profile actors performing in a non-sequel that explores rich themes of grief, betrayal and onerous family legacies is just increasingly rare. Widows may overreach a bit, but who can be mad at the effort?
June 3, 2019
The violence is quick, brutal, and never quite what we expect. McQueen is more interested in the consequences of that violence, and the consequences are never pretty.
May 23, 2019
Thrilling and suspenseful with action performed by an all-star cast.
May 21, 2019
This is a high-octane adrenaline ride and if the comedown is a bit too sharp to be wholly comforting, watching it again to feel the thrills of its highest moment feels like the best remedy.
May 15, 2019
Widows is one of the best movies of the year, featuring dynamic performances, great twists, and a fascinating story.
May 1, 2019
This is thrilling, handsomely-paced filmmaking that proves there are no boundaries when tackling a genre film
April 18, 2019
Widows is a film that has it all - a smart script, driving crime thriller energy, memorable characters and something to say about the world we live in.
April 16, 2019
Obviously this isn't meant to be an Ocean's-style caper, but the glacial pace might leave you wanting a bit more heist and a bit less ice.
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