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Widows Reviews

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December 22, 2018
After all the pointless plot twists, gross overacting, and irritating visuals, all that's left is a jumbled, disappointing mess of bloody brutality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 24, 2019
It is a slow character study that didn't really tell us anything about the characters in the film.
November 10, 2018
More often than not, the neatness of McQueen's rhetoric stifles the potential of the scenario.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2018
A thriller in name only... strong acting and character work, but unfocused and overly mired in theme.
November 20, 2018
There is a huge plot twist...when it comes it feels like something out of a trashy soap opera... Am I watching a telenovela?
November 20, 2018
Steve McQueen comes in with all these heavy-handed messages... the movie is bloated with these issues.
December 10, 2018
What comes out here is... [the] effortless calligraphy of an intelligent but dispassionate schoolboy. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 15, 2018
The good and the bad co-exist with the ugly, and the result is a movie two parts fun, two parts not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 14, 2018
Widows is a valiant effort, but ultimately falls short.
November 14, 2018
Regrettably, Widows forgets that it is - first and foremost - supposed to be a believable heist flick.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 18, 2018
Yet the payoff for this slick production is no better than results you'd get from watching any ordinary crime-thriller. All-star cast goes through the motions leading up to a less than fulfilling ending. Passable, but most will expect better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 2, 2018
It's hardly the pulse-pounding thriller suggested by its trailers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 10, 2018
In the end despite al formal solvency and highly enjoyable product onscreen, the artist who brought us Hunger (2008) is missed. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 18, 2018
It's not clear exactly what kind of movie(s) Widows wants to be: feminist heist thriller? Sprawling political saga? Bare-knuckled gangster noir?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 7, 2018
An Oscar winning director has reinvented a famous TV heist series and left me feeling robbed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 14, 2018
Valiantly attempts to combine five or six different genres and doesn't quite succeed. That being said, McQueen can still compose a hell of a scene and this cast is phenomenal.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 16, 2018
I liked the performances, I thought they were great. But the script they were working with was lackluster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 3, 2018
The film's sense of its own importance also proves to be its undoing.
November 30, 2018
Widows is cluttered and lumbering, with only occasional moments of transcendence.
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.
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