Director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and co-writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) have adapted the ‘80s British mini-series into a gripping, character-driven heist thriller.
Widows revolves around a botched heist that leaves the grieving wives of the late criminals facing the repercussions of their husbands’ crimes, and the crime lord’s quest to regain his wealth and exact vengeance.
The film is at its best when delving into the lives of the lead characters – played by Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki and Michelle Rodriguez – who are immediately thrust into unknown territory, the reality of their predicament sending them on individual paths towards a shared goal.
Balancing its big action sequences with dramatic character beats full of satisfying and unexpected arcs, this is exemplary filmmaking and a gripping heist thriller.
Release Date: February 27, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K
Starring: Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez
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