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Widows Reviews

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January 28, 2020
McQueen's version of 'Widows' offer more than a straightforward heist film. There are dirty politics and family struggles being played out.
January 11, 2020
Podcast review
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 6, 2019
A heist movie elevated by layers of empathy and complexity.
November 8, 2019
Widows is uncompromising, visceral and surprisingly thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 29, 2019
Widows is an exciting and suspenseful heist thriller that proves itself to be about much more than just the heist itself. It's a stinging social commentary on modern-day America that is backed by powerful performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
October 18, 2019
[T]his genre piece is much more than most of its pulpy brethren showing up in movie theaters and it's refreshing to see such vivid characters, as well as such stinging commentary on racism and sexism on display in a thriller.
August 27, 2019
Seeing these actresses work together turns the heist caper genre on its head and provides one more reason why this year is the year of the woman.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 6, 2019
Viola Davis says more with her inner smoulder than many actors manage with the proverbial thousand words.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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?
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 23, 2019
Thrilling and suspenseful with action performed by an all-star cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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 14, 2019
Widows is one of the best movies of the year, featuring dynamic performances, great twists, and a fascinating story.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
May 1, 2019
This is thrilling, handsomely-paced filmmaking that proves there are no boundaries when tackling a genre film
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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