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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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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

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Taglines:

Left with nothing. Capable of anything.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

16 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Polish

Release Date:

22 November 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Viudas 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:

$39,615,656, 13 December 2018
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2.39 : 1
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According to Steve McQueen, the first cut of the film was closer to 3 hours long. See more »

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When the 'husbands' gang are surrounded and the van explodes it neatly separates into two halves and was clearly cut in two by the production crew. Real explosions are not so neat. See more »

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Veronica: Alice! How you been?
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Top-notch talent, often violent, taut until... it isn't
7 October 2018 | by jimchevaSee all my reviews

It would be hard NOT to recommend this film simply based on the top of the line actors here. Seeing Viola Davis and Liam Neeson as passionate lovers might be worth the whole film. Michelle Rodriguez for once doesn't play the Michelle Rodriguez character (someone else does); you might almost mistake her for America Ferrara initially. Duval plays in a familiar register but he does it well; Farrell is workmanlike but in an unfamiliar role. Etc.

As for the story, it is wound tight for most of the film, including scenes of violence worthy of (and not always far from) Tarantino. There is also a theme - almost overdone these days - of women discovering themselves through transgression. And there are some very sexy scenes.

Strangely though, the film goes seriously off-track at the end, almost as if the screenwriters ended up in a hurry or just didn't care anymore. Except for one applause-worthy moment, the ending feels cursory and leaves some pretty obvious questions unanswered. Which is downright strange for such an otherwise tightly written film. To put it another way, for much of the film it's 8 or 9 star, then in the close it's 3 or 4.

I'm surprised honestly some of the high-powered talent here didn't demand some rewrites. As it is, you'll probably enjoy much of it (unless you can't stomach violence) and certainly if you're the kind of viewer who just lives for a few good moments between real pros, you've got them here. But it's an incomplete experience in the end.


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