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Widows Reviews

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February 9, 2019
[It's] a compelling narrative, keeping the original's basic premise, but transporting it to contemporary Chicago while superbly bringing the myriad characters together.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2019
This movie might move a little slowly, but the ending is worth it.
February 7, 2019
There can be power in kindness and in camaraderie alongside crime and corruption, and that is the nuance, the depth, and the politics Widows provides.
February 6, 2019
A compelling story of how power is imbalanced - whether by class, gender, or race - that always remembers to excite and entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 6, 2019
Now, with his fourth film McQueen turns in another 180 type maneuver. Widows sees three women, who are all left widows when their criminal husbands are killed, with nothing in common coming together to do something no one would have expected of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 2, 2019
Blends character driven dynamics with an intense atmosphere to make for an engrossing, stakes filled watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 28, 2019
Widows benefits from the organized structure of its storytelling and the ability to never slackening in tension or emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 28, 2019
Widows is exactly what you had hoped Ocean's 8 would've been, except with a much more dramatic tone. I think this film was able to showcase a group of women in a more practical way by allowing them to be both vulnerable and strong at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 27, 2019
A slick thriller with much to show, just as much to say and plenty of grim, purposeful swagger.
January 27, 2019
Widows is much more than your typical heist drama. It turns the genre on its head with its thoughtfulness, character building and twists you certainly never expected.
January 25, 2019
It would be wrong to place all the credit on the script when every element of Widows expresses character and theme with intelligence and concision.
January 18, 2019
Movie fans looking for a film celebrating women onscreen that doesn't use femininity, whatever that is, as a crutch, should flock to Widows. It fits the bill.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2019
Widows may appear to be dressed for a funeral, but peel back the layers and more shall be revealed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 12, 2019
It might masquerade as a heist film about a group of widows pulling off a job after their husbands are all killed in a robbery-gone-wrong, but this is a steely-eyed interrogation of a city: Chicago.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 11, 2019
Somersaulting over crowd-pleasing heist bits to explore character is a dicey move, but McQueen and Flynn manage to accommodate our desire for a good yarn as well as manage genre expectations...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 8, 2019
This is an intense film with a plot like a snake; who survives and who gets bitten depends on where the next twist turns.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 7, 2019
Crime thriller with one of the best performances of 2018. McQueen directs an effective female lead cast with a chemistry rarely seen in modern cinema. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 28, 2018
Viudas no está absuelta de personajes planos y un desenlace que queda debiendo, pero la película demuestra que McQueen está la altura incluso cuando se trata de un género al cual es relativamente nuevo.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/ 10
December 26, 2018
Widows has McQueen's depth, all the while bringing Flynn's pulpiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 22, 2018
"A conventional heist-movie in the times of the MeToo".
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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