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Widows (2018)

Updated: Jun 21

R | 2h 9min | 7/10 | #Crime #Drama #Thriller

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian)


 
 

STORYLINE:

Widows (2018) is a gripping heist thriller that tells 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, Linda, Alice, and Belle take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. With nothing to lose, they plan to pull off the heist their husbands were planning, navigating a dangerous world of corruption, crime, and betrayal.


STAFF REVIEW:

Widows (2018) is a powerful and intense thriller directed by Steve McQueen. The film is notable for its strong performances, particularly from Viola Davis, who leads the ensemble cast with a commanding presence. Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, and Cynthia Erivo also deliver standout performances, bringing depth and complexity to their characters. The screenplay, co-written by McQueen and Gillian Flynn, weaves a compelling narrative that combines action with a deep exploration of grief, empowerment, and survival. The film's tension-filled plot, coupled with its social commentary, makes Widows a thought-provoking and electrifying cinematic experience.


CREDITS:

Director: 

- Steve McQueen

Writers:

- Gillian Flynn (screenplay)

- Steve McQueen (screenplay)

- Lynda La Plante (based on the TV series "Widows" by)

Starring:

- Viola Davis as Veronica

- Michelle Rodriguez as Linda

- Elizabeth Debicki as Alice

- Cynthia Erivo as Belle

- Liam Neeson as Harry Rawlings

- Colin Farrell as Jack Mulligan

- Robert Duvall as Tom Mulligan

- Daniel Kaluuya as Jatemme Manning

Produced by:

- Steve McQueen

- Iain Canning

- Emile Sherman

- Arnon Milchan

Production Companies:

- Regency Enterprises

- See-Saw Films

- Film4 Productions

- New Regency Pictures

Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt

Edited by: Joe Walker

Music by: Hans Zimmer

Distributed by: 

- 20th Century Fox

Release date: November 16, 2018

Run Time: 2h 9min

Country: United States

Languages: English

Budget: $42 million

Box office: $76 million


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