From Academy Award (R)-winning director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption.
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 (Oscar (R) winner 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.
Widows also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.
Run time: 128 mins
Mark Kermode’s Film of the Week.
The Observer – 5 stars
Steve McQueen delivers an outstanding heist thriller
Empire – 4 stars
With the help of a staggering ensemble cast, Steve McQueen has made an intelligent, emotional thriller that contemplates contemporary American politics as confidently as it does blowing shit up
“A dream cast, led by Viola Davis on Oscar-worthy form.”
“What starts as a lean revenge potboiler quickly expands into a sprawling treatise on modern-day America”
“Steve McQueen outguns Scorsese with a swaggering, supercharged crime epic.”