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Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, 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.

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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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"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

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Left with nothing. Capable of anything.


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

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Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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$40,000,000 (estimated)
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Composer Hans Zimmer actually worked briefly on the original Widows (1983) TV series, as an assistant to the show's composer Stanley Myers. See more »

Quotes

Veronica: [to her gang] Now the best thing we have going for us, is being who we are.
Alice: Why ?
Veronica: Because no-one thinks we have the balls to pull this off.
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I hoped for more.
10 November 2018 | by beverley-ruddSee all my reviews

When you see a film with a cast like this one, it's bound to be exciting. You expect great things... but I'm genuinely sorry to say, on this occasion, I don't think great things are delivered. Firstly, various reviews claim there are really shocking 'twists'. No. Anyone actively watching this film will spot the supposed twists coming from a hundred miles away, much as we did. In actual fact, the thing that did surprise me was how predictable the plot really was. There are many parts of the film that are entertaining, good even - but it could have been so much better. It is so slow burning that you expect it to build to a spectacular climax. All the waiting should pay off. For me, this just isn't the case. Yes, the acting is (as you might expect) impressive. There were some scenes that had me hiding my eyes and some others that did move me. But at the end, when you have sat through what feels like hours of build up, the end may leave you feeling just a little bit flat. Is it worth seeing? Yes. Am I likely to ever want to watch it again? No.


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