• Widows (2018)


Release Date: November 16th, 2018

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2019

R |2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows -- Veronica, Linda, Alice and Belle -- have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, Veronica joins forces with the other three women to pull off a heist that her husband was planning.

Cast: Viola Davis, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver

Director: Steve McQueen

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: See-Saw Films, Film4

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Love, House, Transformation, Police officer, Tense, Rivalry, Rise, 2010s, Emotional

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This clearly qualifies as a heist film, and a hugely entertaining one, notwithstanding a few plot perforations and a running time of two hours plus that might have been trimmed a bit. show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Widows is a solid piece of genre fiction made more resonant by how its creators have bored down into its characters and sociological implications in ways specifically designed to examine some of the rotten underpinnings of business as usual. show more

  • 90
    Dana StevensSlate

    McQueen has created a tense and satisfying action drama with a decidedly feminist bent. show more

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Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)