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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
According to Steve McQueen, Colin Farrell and Robert DuVall improvised many of their scenes. See more »
Michelle is target practicing. The chamber of her gun stays back which indicates she has no more bullets. She then shoots two more rounds. See more »
I'll tell you exactly why I fired your campaign manager: he told me we would get the endorsement of Wheeler, and now, the good reverend has decided to sit this one out. He doesn't get to do that.
Oh... let me get this straight. You fire Hillsman. He's been working with our family for 30 years. So you just put a bullet in him, y'know, when the polls drop to, what - three percent? Why? Why?
I got a new guy coming on. Black guy. British.
Black guy? Really? A black guy?
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Could have been better with the pacing and its tedious direction.
Widows (3 out of 5 stars).
Widows is a heist film filled with twists and turns, great cast ensemble, and too long of a dull direction. Steve McQueen direction tries to be a little raw with its tension of racist police, corrupt politicians, abusive husbands, and mob bosses. The plot is layered with a thick story that tries to cover it all. His direction can be a little boring at times were nothing happens for a long stretch of a running time.
The plot follows Harry (Liam Neeson) a thief and his group of men Florek and Jimmy robbing from a crime boss. When the robbery falls apart and nothing works out. Leaving their wives behind as widows, Veronica (Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), and Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) are struggling to live on their own. And are being taunted by Jatemme (Daniel Kaluuya) to recover the money their husbands stole. Meanwhile, a rising politican Jack (Colin Farrell) is trying to win the election with his competitor Jamal (Brian Tyree Henry) getting mixed up with the affair after the robbery sets everything in motion. I can not say much more about the story without giving away spoilers. There are a few twists and turns. It is surprisingly better than I expected with the story.
Viola Davis was great. Same with the rest of the cast ensemble who all did great. Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki both playing widows and struggling to live on their own. Colin Farrell was good as a politician that is always being looked down on by his father played by Robert Duvall. Daniel Kaluuya plays a good psychopath that is harassing three leading ladies about the stolen money.
Sadly, the film does struggle with its long running time which felt too long than it should have been. It does get slow and boring with the pacing. Long stretches of nothing. Once the three leading ladies are planning on the heist job things starts picking up which is almost after an hour of its long running time. Veronica, Linda, and Alice are plotting the heist by finding the location, vehicle, weapons, and these inexperienced ladies are learning to get the job done.
The second thing I was disappointed was the music score is underwhelming. Especially, by Hans Zimmer. His score was forgettable.
Overall, Widows is a fair heist movie. Great cast. Good plot with its twists and turns. The direction is dull and slow moving and a tedious music score.
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