Widows is a 2018 heist film directed by Steve McQueen.

Official trailers

20th Century Fox on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 released the trailer:
Widows | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.

Story intro

Harry Rawlings, a renowned thief, is killed alongside his partners during a botched robbery. His widow Veronica is threatened by crime boss Jamal Manning, from whom Harry and his partners stole $2 million. Jamal needs the money to finance his campaign for alderman of a South Side ward, where he is running against Jack Mulligan, the next-in-line of a dynastic family who have historically dominated the alderman position. Veronica discovers Harry's notebook which contains a detailed plan for a heist in the sum of $5 million. She decides to carry out the plan to repay her debt to Jamal, and recruits two of the other widows, Alice and Linda, to assist her. The fourth widow, Amanda, does not show at their initial meeting. Alice acquires Glock pistols and a getaway van at a car auction while Linda is tasked with deciphering a blueprint in Harry's plan. Alice uses a real estate executive with whom she is in a transactional relationship to identify the blueprint as a safe in Jack Mulligan's home. When Veronica's loyal chauffeur Bash is murdered by Manning's crew, Linda recruits Belle, her children's babysitter, to be their driver. When Veronica visits Amanda and notices Harry's flask on a table, she deduces that Harry is the father of Amanda's newborn child. Devastated by Harry's infidelity, Veronica leaves. Veronica visits the Mulligan home to ask Jack for protection from Manning - a request he rebuffs - and to case the premises in advance of the heist, while Belle is busy scanning the property for cameras and security guards. Veronica acquires the code to the safe by blackmailing the CEO of the Mulligans' security company, using incriminating photos left in Harry's notebook.

Cast

Viola Davis
Veronica Rawlings, a Chicago teachers' union delegate and Harry's wife
Michelle Rodriguez
Linda Perelli, a clothing store owner and Carlos' wife
Elizabeth Debicki
Alice Gunner, Agnieszka's daughter and Florek's wife
Cynthia Erivo
Belle, a babysitter and beautician
Colin Farrell
Jack Mulligan, Tom's son and a politician
Brian Tyree Henry
Jamal Manning, Jatemme's brother, a crime boss and politician
Daniel Kaluuya
Jatemme Manning, Jamal's brother and his mob enforcer
Garret Dillahunt
Bash Babiak, the Rawlings family chauffeur
Carrie Coon
Amanda Nunn, Jimmy's wife, a widow
Jacki Weaver
Agnieszka, Alice's abusive mother
Robert Duvall
Tom Mulligan, Jack's father and a power broker at odds with his son
Liam Neeson
Harry Rawlings, partner of Carlos, Jimmy and Florek, Veronica's husband and a renowned bank robber
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
Carlos Perelli, Linda's husband
Jon Bernthal
Florek Gunner, Alice's abusive husband and partner of Harry, Carlos and Jimmy
Coburn Goss
Jimmy Nunn, Amanda's husband and partner of Harry, Carlos and Florek
Molly Kunz
Siobhan, Jack's young campaign manager
Lukas Haas
David, a real estate developer with whom Alice develops a transactional sexual relationship following Florek's death
Kevin J. O'Connor
Bobby Welsh, a disabled bowling alley worker
Matt Walsh
Ken, the CEO of a security company
Michael Harney
Sergeant Fuller, a corrupt cop involved in a conspiracy
Jon Michael Hill
John Wheeler, an inspiring reverend at a Chicago church visited by Jamal
Josiah Sheffie
Marcus Rawlings, Veronica and Harry's deceased son
Adepero Oduye
Breechelle
Ann Mitchell
Mrs. Nunn, Amanda's mother
Chuck Inglish
Darius
Sir Michael Rocks
Malik

About

Principal photography began on May 8, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

The film Widows was scheduled to be released by Twentieth Century Fox, Nordisk Filmdistribusjon, Warner Bros., Forum Hungary, Odeon, Big Picture 2 Films and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Japan on September 8, 2018 (TIFF), on November 6, 2018 (United Kingdom), on November 16, 2018 (United States) and on December 6, 2018 (Germany).

The duration of the film is 130 minutes. With a budget of $42 million, the film grossed over $76 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.

Rating

Widows got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: foxmovies.com/movies/widows

Wikipedia: Widows (2018 film)

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