Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Movie Review Madness - Widows


A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows – Veronica (powerful Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice(Elizabeth Debicki) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) -- have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, Veronica joins forces with the other three women to pull off a heist that her husband (Liam Neeson) was planning.

That’s the blurb for Widows, but oh, there is so much more. Chicago politics (Colin Farell, Robert DuVall), double crossing, money and lots of it, guns, theft, and did I mention a lot of money?
I really enjoyed this film. Just go with the plot. There’s a lot of bad people looking to do harm and work deals, and survive.  The director, Steve McQueen, just let it rip. And when you think you have it figured out…think again. Twists, turns, and the greatness that is Viola Davis. She’s just so good. Just one look can say volumes.

I was happy with the outcome, not necessarily sad at the funerals, and oh yeah – ladies can work a heist plot (and get babysitters for the kids). Widows – no tears, no tissues required.



8 comments:

  1. Hi Joanne - it does look a really interesting film - I'll look out for it ... and Steve McQueen is a great director, while Viola Davis is exceptional too ... let alone the other actors! Cheers Hilary

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    1. I didn't mention the direction, but McQueen did a slick job.

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  2. Sounds like it is as good as it looks. I'll have to give it a go indeed.

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    1. it kept you guessing and going and rooting for the ladies

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  3. Sounds fast-paced and intriguing. Thanks for the review!

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