Widows

critic Reviews

91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score91%
  • Widows rounds up a stellar ensemble for a heist thriller that mixes popcorn entertainment with a message - and marks another artistic leap for director Steve McQueen.
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    Ben SachsChicago Reader
    McQueen sets a relentlessly portentous tone and employs lots of stark mise-en-scene, but all the fuss feels arbitrary here - the pulpy story simply doesn't warrant such grave stylization.
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    Stephanie ZacharekTIME Magazine
    A thriller for modern women who identify more with the messiness of human lives than with flattened slogans about how great women, as a monolithic group, are.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    A great ensemble cast, Steve McQueen lets loose on some of the formalism we've seen in some of his other films and, it moves really well.
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    Josephine LivingstoneThe New Republic
    It's the dashing camerawork and broad historical awareness of Widows that makes it a truly sophisticated action film, and by far the best crime movie of 2018 so far.
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    Brandon KatzObserver
    It offers everything adults used to love about cinema.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    That essential jolt of satisfaction is missing.
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    Matt CipollaFilm Monthly
    Widows does a generally decent job at keeping its pace up for most of the film, but it can be occasionally dispiriting for some of its meatier themes to fall by the wayside.
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    Zehra PhelanFlavourmag
    Gritty and ferocious, McQueen has you rooting for these ladies from the get-go, you feel invested in the story from the very beginning.
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    Scott PhillipsThe Movie Isle
    Widows is an instant crime classic.
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    Alex HudsonExclaim!
    The heist itself isn't all that clever, but the way the plot slowly unfurls is both brainy and emotionally intense.
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