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At Theaters: 11/16/2018 On Video: 2/5/2019
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 9 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 601282
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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When four armed robbers are killed in an explosive heist attempt, their widows - with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities - take fate into their own hands to forge a future on their own terms.
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Crime Drama Thriller - This is an ensemble heist drama/action thriller aimed at adults. Viola Davis plays the focal character, and her fans should be pleased, as should those of Michelle Rodriguez, who gets a rare opportunity to display her dramatic abilities in addition to those in action. The male actors in the cast are distinctly secondary, including Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, and Robert Duvall. Constant language, brutal violence, and sexual situations make the film not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Viola Davis FENCES, BLACKHAT, GET ON UP, ENDER'S GAME
Michelle Rodriguez FURIOUS 7, MACHETE KILLS, FAST & FURIOUS 6
Robert Duvall THE JUDGE, JACK REACHER, SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA
Liam Neeson THE COMMUTER
Director: Steve McQueen 12 YEARS A SLAVE, SHAME
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; over 30 S-words; many others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sex with brief nudity.
VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings, stabbings, killings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Shootouts, chases, explosions.
COMEDY: None.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Very Good If Widows was "just” a heist movie, it would be fun but inconsequential. Narrative elements related to female empowerment and social injustice add layers to this film that enrich the subtext. Widows is dark, gritty, and grim. Most heist movies are assembled as lighthearted fun, but this one oozes solemnity. Yet the movie delivers...

Roger Ebert Full Review
Excellent ...works on multiple levels simultaneously—as pure pulp entertainment but also as a commentary on how often it feels like we have to take what we are owed or risk never getting it at all.

USA Today Full Review
Very Good ...a rousing thriller with the unlikeliest of criminal sisterhoods. The excellent adaptation of a 1983 British TV series...is a gripping Chicago-set yarn so taut and twisty, you'll need an oxygen tank with your popcorn.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Good For all its flaws, Widows is McQueen's most fascinating, bracing feature to date, a demonstration of the filmmaker embracing his commercial instincts instead of trying to pass them off as weighty and important.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 28 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
1
Fairly High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
2
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
About 50/50
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
1
Fairly Low
100%
30+Adults (M)
8
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (F)
14
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 28 moviegoers:
TEENS: The lone male enjoyed "Widows" very much. The ladies also enjoyed it with one indicating that she loved it and one rating it "above average," which indicates a movie she enjoyed very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: One male loved it and one felt it was just a "good/average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). The lone female also rated it "good/average."
ADULTS: These reviews are good but not great. Only about a quarter of the males loved "Widows." Another 40% enjoyed it very much, but didn't love it. The remaining 35%, or so, felt it was a "good/average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). As for the ladies, half of them loved "Widows," with another 15% enjoying it very much. Unfortunately, the remaining 35% felt it was just a "good/average" movie.

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