(2018) 129 mins
Adapted by Gillian Flynn (author of Gone Girl) from Linda La Plante's novel and directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), this ‘heist’ movie is a far cry from Oceans 11.
A group of widows, left in debt by their criminal husbands, conspire to solve their problems on their own terms. Full of plot twists and turns, this is a hard hitting action film set in contemporary Chicago, with Viola Davis in the lead role.
The Guardian: "Intelligent, engrossing and fiercely emotional (without resort to sentimentality), Widows is a sinewy treat that seamlessly intertwines close-up character studies, big-picture politics and audaciously reimagined heist-movie riffs." (5 stars)
The Telegraph: "Steve McQueen outguns Scorsese with a swaggering, supercharged crime epic." (5 stars)
The Sunday Times: "Widows, Steve McQueen’s whip-smart heist movie, delivers the finest film making of the year." (5 stars)