Four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Director:

Steve McQueen

Writers:

Gillian Flynn (screenplay by), Steve McQueen (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 17 wins & 104 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Viola Davis ... Veronica
Liam Neeson ... Harry Rawlings
Jon Bernthal ... Florek
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo ... Carlos
Coburn Goss ... Jimmy Nunn
Michelle Rodriguez ... Linda
Alejandro Verdin ... Xavy
Bailey Rhyse Walters ... Gracie (as Bailey Walters)
Elizabeth Debicki ... Alice
Carrie Coon ... Amanda
Robert Duvall ... Tom Mulligan
Colin Farrell ... Jack Mulligan
Molly Kunz ... Siobhan
James Vincent Meredith ... John / Mulligan Man
Brian Tyree Henry ... Jamal Manning

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Storyline

"Widows" is the story of four women with nothing in common, except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Left with nothing. Capable of anything.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout, and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Author Gillian Flynn's first time working on a screenplay that was not based on one of her novels. She previously adapted Gone Girl (2014), Dark Places (2015), and Sharp Objects (2018) for the screen, all of which were based upon books that she wrote. See more »

Goofs

It is not possible to have a sauna with jewelry. The pieces of metal, specially good conductive materials as gold, silver, platinum and so on, gets hotter and hotter and it produces burns. See more »

Quotes

Jamal Manning: This is my brother.
Jatemme Manning: Jatemme.
Jack Mulligan: Love you too.
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Connections

Featured in Projector: Widows (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Nadine
Written by Alice Nadine Morrison
Performed by The Morrie Morrison Orchestra
Published by Mighty Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Fervor Records
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Written like a Bad Netflix Show
29 November 2018 | by jeffellis92See all my reviews

This movie dragged so much, with incredibly underdeveloped characters, unnecessary scenes, badly written dialogue, and so many bizarre, unbelievable moments. A couple people walked out halfway. I think. I lost all concept of time, and not in a good way. The only reason I'm even giving this movie a 4 is because the acting was really good. That was honestly the only redeemable aspect. The really long review on here was spot on. I honestly got more out of reading that than watching this terrible movie.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Polish

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Widows See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,361,307, 18 November 2018

Gross USA:

$42,402,632

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,984,700
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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