Widows Reviews

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December 17, 2018
Quick splashes of violence and a few cool twists will catch audiences off-guard.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 16, 2018
This thing doesn't have the luxury of time; it can't develop the characters or complexity it needs.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 14, 2018
The widows' journey is spearheaded by the always-brilliant Viola Davis as a character who is quite buttoned-up with all kinds of depth just beneath the surface, doesn't hurt at all.
December 13, 2018
The noir of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 13, 2018
[A] cerebral popcorn flick with an inherent cunning messaging about shifty womanhood pushed to the legal limit, Widows is dashing entertainment. The incomparable Viola Davis is its strong, shining centerpiece
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 11, 2018
The film is an elegant and well written thriller. [Full review in Spanish]
December 11, 2018
...it has a lot to say about the American mentality, and the way they are broken as a society. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 11, 2018
With the help of a delicious script expertly executed by a coterie of her talented co-stars, the incomparable Ms. Davis steals the show and delivers yet another Oscar-quality performance. Vintage Viola!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 11, 2018
There's nothing here that won't make you glad you came.
December 10, 2018
The twists and turns in Widows' plot are deeply satisfying, but it's not simply the film's clever construction that makes it so compelling; it's McQueen and Flynn's willingness to give a heist film depth and resonance.
December 10, 2018
What comes out here is... [the] effortless calligraphy of an intelligent but dispassionate schoolboy. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 7, 2018
Steve McQueen has made a movie for multiplexes without sacrificing any of his individuality or greatness as a filmmaker. This is one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 7, 2018
The thrilling, emotional Widows is so satisfying because it not only does not skimp on the stuff that makes heist movies tick, it ups the ante.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 7, 2018
Less acrid and confrontational than his past work, Widows finds McQueen working in the kind of broadly populist filmmaking spectrum as someone like Michael Mann[.]
December 6, 2018
Very much in the style of Lumet and Pollack, with a dash of Michael Mann's Heat, the film swings big and mainly connects; it excels in characterizations, and only stumbles when confronted with straight-up genre elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2018
On issues of race, politics, gentrification, gender roles, and relationships, it seems to have plenty to say. More often than not, it says it smartly and without bashing you over the head with its ideas.
December 6, 2018
It is an exercise in style and genre that provokes emotion and maintains attention, but still maintains itself in form. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 6, 2018
This is a narrative that discusses Black Lives Matter, sexism, interracial marriage and feminism, and still manages to be the most fun theater-going experience of the year. It's exactly the kind of studio movie audiences should want.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 5, 2018
This is a smarter breed of a crime movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 5, 2018
A heist thriller built around empowering women and condemning the American political machine shouldn't work, but this movie does.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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