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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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[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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.