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Widows (2018)

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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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Steve McQueen

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Gillian Flynn (screenplay by), Steve McQueen (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Widows stars Viola Davis and Liam Neeson reveal how the film's first moments set the stage for a groundbreaking heist film.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 14 wins & 71 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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,402,632, 21 February 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Both Colin Farrell and Jon Bernthal have ties to Daredevil. Farrell played the villain bullseye in the 2003 movie "Daredevil". Bernthal guest-starred on the "Daredevil" TV series playing Frank Castle aka The Punisher. 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

Linda: If this thing goes wrong, I just want my kids to know that I didn't sit there and take it. I did something.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Widows (2018) See more »

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You Rock My World
Written by Michael Jackson, Fred Jerkins (as Fred Jerkins III), LaSean Daniels (as LaShawn Ameen Daniels), Rodney Jerkins & Nora Payne
Performed by Michael Jackson
Published by MiJac Music (administered by Sony/ATV Songs LLC), Sony/ATV Melody, EMI April Music Inc., EMI Blackwood Music Inc., & (c) Published by Notting Hill Music (UK) Ltd. administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of MJJ Productions Inc.
Licensed by Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
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Too many themes, too little time
21 October 2018 | by spidaman-05614See all my reviews

Standout acting, especially from Viola Davis, cannot save this movie from thematic incoherence. So many themes are touched here-heist movie, loss, race, power politics, sexism, domestic abuse, sex work, etc.-that none seem fully formed. This would be a great novel, miniseries or other long form, but loses cohesion in a standard movie length.


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