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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    Aly CavinessMidwest Film Journal
    A heist movie elevated by layers of empathy and complexity.
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    Katie Smith-WongFlick Feast
    Widows is uncompromising, visceral and surprisingly thought-provoking.
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    Nicolás DelgadilloCultured Vultures
    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.
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    Jeff YorkCreative Screenwriting
    [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.
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    Linda and Al LernerMovies and Shakers
    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.
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    Mel CampbellThe Look
    Every day, women are robbed of respect, independence and opportunity... but Steve McQueen's thriller satisfyingly shows them taking it back.
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    Brett McCrackenThe Gospel Coalition
    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.
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    Karl DelossantosSmash Cut Reviews
    Widows boast the best cast of the year and is sure to be that rare film that bridges the gap between arthouse and mainstream.
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    Amelia HarveyFrame Rated
    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.
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    Allison RoseFlickDirect
    Davis is masterful as the strong leader of this resilient group of women and Rodriguez and Debicki match her in every scene.
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