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Plot: "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… Runtime: 129 min Release Date: 16 Nov 2018
One of the best films I've seen this year. (by simba-80927)
Thrilling film with some of the most interesting and contrasting characters I've seen on the big screen for a long time. The film editing and camera work should also be noted. Many of the film's main scenes are constructed around the soundtrack; the sound design is used as a way of not only dramatizing a scene and describing the characters, but also directing the pace and style of the picture editing. A truly cinematic experience.
Magnificent (by aerynvala-979-283696)
When I first heard that Viola Davis was going to be in this I looked up the tv series and watched it. I liked it quite a lot and thought Viola was going to be great in the lead role.Given the cast/crew involved I had some decently high expectations going in. The movie exceeded them all. I was just blown away.The original story was set in the UK, of course, and had a lot of details that were very specific to that location and the time/era that it was made in. This movie takes the core concepts of the original, the motivations, the psychology, the emotions and transports them to Chicago in our <more>
present era. Making the movie just as true to the place and time as the series was. You can feel that the screenwriter understood the locations and people in this story.From the best I can recall, the movie sticks to the plot of the first series/season of the show only. Which I feel is a good choice, given the somewhat uneven tone of the second series. But while the basic events are largely the same, the details are appropriately different. This doesn't feel like a cheap reboot that someone slapped together in an afternoon brainstorm. They didn't copy&replace the names of the characters. The new versions are unique and whole people in their own right, with motivations that are similar but significantly different than the originals.My friend and I attended this together, and she had not seen the original series. She found the movie to be equally compelling as an original work. Which to men says that none of the choices in what changes to make disrupted the core story.I cannot wait to get this on video. I thought the entire movie was well written, excellently acted, beautifully filmed and all around enjoyable.
Great movie!Very well done! Kept me on the edge of my seat. Great movie to see over the hollidays!
Not your average heist thriller (by GODZILLA_Alpha_Predator)
Caught Widows at TIFF this month and I can tell after watching that this is going to be an Oscar favourite next year. After a group of criminals dye in a heist gone wrong, their widows, Veronica, Alice and Linda, are forced to collect the money to repay their husband's debt. From there the women have to find their individual strength to survive especially when most of the men in their world are either cut-throat criminals or corrupt politicians. And that is just the basics of Widows. This story has far more to tell when you look at it under the surface.Widows is thematically about how <more>
people move on and rebuild themselves in a broken society. The core group of women have had their lives be defined by their husbands' actions for better or for worse. From sexism, race relations, entitled privileges, politics to infidelity, director Steve McQueen is exploring so many of these subjects in his heist thriller. In less capable hands, so many of these themes and messages could feel force-fed and overbearing but McQueen makes them engaging in every single scene he shoots. Scenes will cut from calm, quiet moments to establish the nature of the widow's late marriages to sudden bursts of violence, action and tension to get your heart racing. Along with shots filled with dark and cool, light color palettes, McQueen shows on screen how divided the world is between those who feel they deserve wealth and power and those are mistreated by it. And through this divided perception, the women begin to take ownership of their lives and reassess what their marriages were really built on.While Widows is a thematically dark and serious story, Gone Girl author-turned-screenwriter Gillian Flynn gives the characters a lot of subtle humour and sharp witted dialogue that actually makes the film surprisingly fun to watch. And to its credit that Flynn, along with McQueen as the co-writer, gives so many of these characters, especially the star women, unique layers that makes no one feel like a blank slate.While it is an ensemble piece, Viola Davis is definitely the most awards-worthy to watch. As the lead widow Veronica, Davis brings so much to her character without even having to say a word. Davis displays this feeling that Veronica has to build a wall to block the emotional pain she is suppressing in order to keep the other widows in line for the upcoming heist. But once in moments when she is alone, you see Davis unleash that emotions very suddenly and then very quickly go back into being a commanding presence. Michelle Rodriguez gets a break from the usual action films to show dramatic range in her character Linda. While I wouldn't call it a break-out, it establishes that Rodriguez can play more then just the usual action heroine. Collin Farrell also does great bringing complexity to the corrupt politician Jack Mulligan who is seeking to escape his cruel father's legacy. But Widows is also filled with a lot of surprising stand-outs in terms of acting performances. Elizabeth Debicki does a lot with her character Alice that could have been one-note. Debicki shows Alice go on a transformation from a young, frail socially-dependant housewife to a character that is done being mistreated and seen as vulnerable. While Cynthia Erivo doesn't show up until late in the film, she makes a very strong impression once she joins the crew. And Brian Tyler Henry and Daniel Kaluuya bring a lot to their villain roles. Henry is calm, confident but also intimidating as the kingpin-turning-politician Jamal Manning, particularly in a scene with Davis. However it is Kaluuya as Jamal's brother Jatemme, who is just absolutely terrifying. With just a stare, Kaluuya'c character makes you feel small and scared knowing what horrible things he will do next. The one thing I will criticize is that I felt both Jon Bernthal and Carrie Coon were both underutilized in their roles.Widows has a lot going on in its two-hour runtime and there some plot twists that make it feel a little incoherent but does very little to impact the film's near perfect quality. Widows is a film that is one of the most thrilling of this year and still has a very compelling and ambitious story that McQueen and Flynn have put on screen.
If you are considering "inheritence planning" there are probably a number of things you might be toying with: what happens to your house; how to best transfer your investments; who gets the dog; etc. But probably "a grudge" is not on the list. But that's the problem faced by teacher's union rep Veronica Viola Davis . As you might presume from the film's title Veronica, together with fellow widows Linda Michelle Rodriquez , Alice Elizabeth Debicki , Amanda Carrie Coon , are left in a tight spot when a gang's robbery of a local black hoodlum's stack <more>
of cash goes badly wrong. The leader of the gang, and Veronica's husband, is Harry Rawlings Liam Neeson , and his certain set of skills are not enough to save him.The victim of the robbery, Jamal Manning Brian Tyree Henry , is running for local office in the upcoming elections against Jack Mulligan Colin Farrell , trying to take over the role as part of a long dynasty from his grouchy father Tom Robert Duvall . Where Jamal might be better with words, Jamal's brother Jatemme Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out" has a more physical approach to resolving issues.What Harry has left behind for Veronica is a notebook containing the details of their next job, and Veronica gathers the female group together to carry out the raid to help save them from a "bullet in the head".I really enjoyed this film. It's the ying to the yang of the disappointing "Ocean's 8" from earlier in the year. Yes, it's YET another film that focuses on female empowerment and with a strong black presence within the cast. But what for me made it stand out above the crowd was the quality of the writing and the assuredness of the directing.Although based on the ancient UK TV series by Lynda La Plante, the script is written by "Gone Girl" screenwriter Gillian Flynn, and is excellent. It really doesn't EXPLAIN what is going on, but shows you a series of interconnected scenes and lets you mentally fill in the blanks. While you don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand the overall story arc, I must admit that even now I'm not 100% sure of some of the nuances of the story. Harry, for example, seems to be a hardened career criminal, and yet he seems to be revered by the political leaders on both sides, even though he seemed to have loyalty to noone. The script cleverly uses flashbacks and has enough twists and turns to keep you on your mental toes.The characters also worked well for me, with each having a back story and motivations that were distinctly different from each other. Alice helped by Debecki's standout performance is particularly intriguing coming out of an 'interesting' relationship. Is she just following the path of her unpleasant mother Jacki Weaver ? Some of the actions might suggest so.As for the direction, Steve McQueen he of "12 Years a Slave" , delivers some scenes that could justly be described as "bold". A highpoint for me was a short drive by Jack Mulligan and his PA Siobhan an excellently underplayed Molly Kunz from a housing project, in a neighbourhood you might worry about walking through at night, to the Mulligan mansion in a leafy and pleasant street. McQueen mounts the camera on the bonnet hood of the car, but you can't see the interior other than occasional glimpses of the chauffeur. All you can hear is Mulligan's rant to his Siobhan. I thought this worked just brilliantly well. The heist itself well done and suitably tense with an outcome that continues to surprise.If there's a criticism then the ending rather fizzles out, leaving a few loose ends flapping in the breeze.As for the performances, it's only been a couple of weeks since my review of the excellent "Bad Times at the El Royale" and I named as my second film of the year for my private "Ensemble Cast" award. And here hot on its tail is the third. There are such strong performances across the cast that it's difficult to pull out specifics: as you start looking at the list you pull out more and more and more names...As referenced above, I loved Elizabeth Debecki's performance. Both vulnerable and strong all in one package.Colin Farrell, for me, gives his best performance in years as the son caught within the shadow of his overpowering father. A confrontational scene between Farrell and Robert Duvall is particularly powerful.Daniel Kaluuya is truly threatening possibly slightly OTT as the psycho fixer.For the second time in a month Cynthia Erivo stands out as a major acting force, as the hairstylist cum gang member Belle.Jon Michael Hill, excellent as a fire-breathing reverend with flexible political views.It would not surprise me to see Best Supporting Actor nods for any combinations of Debecki, Farrell, Kaluuya and Erivo for this.I must admit that I'm not the greatest fan of Viola Davis: I find her performances quite mannered. But there's no doubting here the depth of her passion and with this lead performance she carries this film.Final Thoughts: I loved this as an intelligent action movie that's a cut above the rest. Which is a surprise, since from the trailer I thought it looked good but not THAT good! It comes with my recommendation for an exciting and gripping two hours at the cinema. For the full graphical review, please check out One Mann's Movies on Facebook. Thanks .
Hard hitting drama, strong acting and a solid plot. (by sbweightman)
An engaging movie with hard hitting drama and strong acting from all of the cast. Although a heist story, it focuses more on the other elements involved - politics, corruption, greed, revenge and empowerment for women and black Americans. It's unhurried in its delivery, and the style works really well as it doesn't detract from the story. The plot has some good twists and wraps up nicely at the end.
Thrilling and thought-provoking (by Jared_Andrews)
Steve McQueen, the Academy Award winning filmmaker behind '12 Years a Slave,' directed the hell out of this movie. Since 'Widows' is a heist flick, some may view this directing choice for McQueen as a step down from the power and pervasiveness of his most recent film. But that's not the case. With the way McQueen moves the camera and frames his shots, he displays a wizardry of creativity and a mastery of his craft. He shows us that no genre of film is taking step down if it's handled correctly.Within the opening moments of this elevated thriller, it's evident that <more>
we're witnessing something made by a true pro. Crucial plot points are unveiled via dialogue-free or dialogue-light scenes that allow the actors room to convey story in other ways. There's a couple lying together, clearly deeply in love. There's woman with a black eye swatting away the hand of a consoling husband. There's a man trying unconvincingly to assure his wife that he has their store's finances under control. These rich backstories and fully formed characters reveal themselves in abrupt scenes but somehow never feel rushed. These scenes tell us so much by saying so little.After introducing these soon-to-be widows and their soon-to-be late husbands, we watch a flashback of the violence and destruction that led to their deaths. The husbands were criminals, and they stole a lot of money from a lot of bad people. Now Jamal Manning Brian Tyree Henry , who happens to be one of those bad people and who happens to be a running for political office, wants his money back. He and his enforcer brother Daniel Kaluuya, perfectly chilling in a way that's not at all over-the-top make it clear that the widows have only a few days to pay two million dollars, or they will suffer the same fate as their husbands.Veronica Viola Davis , the widow of the criminal group's leader steps up as the leader of these blindsided woman and shares her husband's notebook, which contains the plans for a job that will land them five million dollars. Linda Michelle Rodriguez and Alice Elizabeth Debicki agree to join, but the fourth widow doesn't show up to the meeting for some unclear reason.It's Davis' show, and the film would struggle without her flawless performance. She's the glue or the straw or the foundation or something. She's essential-that much is certain. But she's far from the only standout. Kaluuya is stellar, as always, and Debicki as well as rising star Cynthia Erivo jump off the screen. McQueen certainly knows how to make actors pop. Credit him as well as each performer.In addition to the thrilling action and interpersonal drama, there is also a healthy dose of social commentary. It's delivered with just the right degree of subtlety. It's never too overt of condescending, but it's noticeable if you want to pay it attention.This movie has a lot going for it. Call it an elevated heist. Call dramatic thriller. Call it whatever you want. By any classification, this is a brilliant film and one that deserves plenty of consideration come award season.
Well crafted, well acted, well directed (by bankofmarquis)
If you are looking for a smart, intelligent, well-made, well-crafted, well-acted action-heist flick to see with the family over the Thanksgiving weekend, then look no further than WIDOWS.Yes, it's that good.Based on a 1983 British TV mini-series, Directed by Steve McQueen 12 YEARS A SLAVE and with a Screenplay by McQueen and Gillian Flynn GONE GIRL , WIDOWS tells the story of 4...yes...Widows who's husbands were mobsters that were killed while stealing money from other mobsters. When the rival mob comes to the Widows to get their money back, these women must band together to <more>
complete a job to get the money to save their lives.Leading this disparate group of women is Oscar winner for FENCES Viola Davis. She brings a strength and vulnerability to her role and makes a surprisingly complex and charismatic center to this film. Joining her is the always tough and gritty Michelle Rodriguez and the eminently watchable Carrie Coon. The surprise performance of this group of widows is Elizabeth Debicki the golden Ayesha in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 . Her widow, Alice, is more than just the "good-looking" trophy wife and has a depth and gravitas that upon first glance is not something that seems to be there. These 4 are joined by Cynthia Erivo and their group could probably kick the crap out of the Ocean's 8 crew.McQueen has assembled a diverse and interesting cast to support these 5 - each "smaller" role filled with someone who brings something to the table that makes their character interesting. Liam Neeson, Robert Duvall, Collin Farrell, the always watchable Garrett Dillahunt and Jackie Weaver fill the film with "screen presence", power and strong characterizations that service the story. Special notice should be made for Daniel Kaluuya Oscar nominated for GET OUT . His menacing "bad guy" ranks right up there on the list of "dudes you don't want to mess with". He was fascinating to watch - especially when he was doing "nothing" - you could see the animal swimming within him in the most still of moments.All of these actors are directed with the Orchestral efficiency of McQueen - a director who knows what he's doing. He keeps the focus of his cameras where he needs to, sometimes eschewing the most obvious action to focus our attention elsewhere. The downside to McQueen is that he sometimes gets enamored with his beautiful pictures and atmosphere, so the film gets bogged down at times - especially in the first half - but all of this is in service to the larger story - a story that demands our attention.The screenplay by McQueen and Flynn is full of plot twists and turns, of course, keeping you guessing throughout and concludes in a most satisfactory manner.All in all a very fine time at the Cineplex. In this week of a myriad of items competing for your movie-going dollars, I would strongly recommend that you pick WIDOWS out of the pile and settle in for a good time..Letter Grade: A-8 out of 10 stars and you can take that to the Bank ofMarquis
An Easy To Watch, Well Rounded Movie (by fredgfinklemeyer)
01/24/2019 Immediate viewer immersion is guaranteed. A couple of slow spots, building the storylines foundation, but once that's done, your hooked. I really enjoyed this easy to watch movie, a pleasant change from the standard fare we're forced to watch. Bon Appetit