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 and his criminal gang's getaway van are blown up during a police standoff after stealing $2 million from crime boss Jamal Manning. Jamal threatens Veronica, Harry's widow, demanding compensation, needing the money to finance his campaign for alderman of a South Side, Chicago ward. He is running against Jack Mulligan, the next-in-line of a dynastic family that has held the position for decades. Mulligan doesn't like politics, but is happy to profit from it. Veronica is given a key to a safety deposit box by Bash, Harry's loyal chauffeur, which contains Harry's notebook. Inside it is a detailed plan for stealing $5 million from Mulligan's home. She is advised to sell the notebook to Jamal's people, but decides against it. Veronica decides to carry out the heist, recruiting two of the other widows, Alice and Linda. Alice had lost her life of luxury and was forced by her mother to become a sugar baby. Linda lost her store, as her husband secretly gambled away the payments. The fourth widow, Amanda, does not join them, as Veronica discovers she has a 4-month-old baby. Alice acquires guns and a getaway van, while Linda deciphers Harry's blueprints. Jamal's brother Jatemme has been told not to make waves before the election, but he attacks several witnesses and kills Bash while looking for Harry's notebook. Eventually, Alice uses a real-estate executive, her sugar daddy, to identify the blueprint as the safe room in Mulligan's home. Linda recruits Belle, her babysitter, to be the group's driver. Veronica visits Amanda and her baby, where she notices Harry's flask, indicating that Harry is likely alive and the father of Amanda's baby. Devastated, Veronica leaves without saying anything. It is revealed that Harry is alive and double crossed his crew by deliberately blowing up their getaway van. He is in league with Mulligan, to ruin Jamal's campaign. Returning home, Veronica opens the door to her son's room and relives the memory of his death (he was shot by police officers after being pulled over while driving). Veronica visits the Mulligan home and asks Jack for protection from the Mannings, but she's actually there to case the premises, while Belle scans the outdoor security.

Cast

Viola Davis
Veronica
Michelle Rodriguez
Linda
Elizabeth Debicki
Alice
Colin Farrell
Jack Mulligan
Cynthia Erivo
Belle
Brian Tyree Henry
Jamal Manning
Daniel Kaluuya
Jatemme Manning
Carrie Coon
Amanda
Jacki Weaver
Agnieszka
Robert Duvall
Tom Mulligan
Liam Neeson
Harry Rawlings
Jon Bernthal
Florek
Garret Dillahunt
Bash
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
Carlos
Lukas Haas
David
Kevin J. O'Connor
Bobby Welsh
Matt Walsh
Ken
Coburn Goss
Jimmy Nunn
Alejandro Verdin
Xavy
Bailey Rhyse Walters
Gracie (as Bailey Walters)
Molly Kunz
Siobhan
James Vincent Meredith
John / Mulligan Man
Eric C. Lynch
Noel (as Eric Lynch)
Michael Harney
Fuller (as Michael J. Harney)
Brian King
McArdle
Ann Mitchell
Amanda's Mother
Will Zahrn
Irish Catholic Priest
Francis Florczyk
Polish Priest (as Fr. Francis Florczyk)
Socorro Santiago
Lita
Stephen Hill
Big Guy
Evan 'Chuck Inglish' Ingersoll
Darius (as Chuck Inglish)
Antoine 'Mikey Rocks' Reed
Malik (as Sir Michael Rocks)
Deron J. Powell
Asthma
John Henry Roberts
Irish Priest at Harry's Funeral
Keith Kupferer
Leadman
Paul Stein
Jeweler Attendant
Stephen Eugene Walker
McRoberts
Patrese McClain
LaQuisha
Chaon Cross
Sauna Woman
Jon Michael Hill
Reverend Wheeler
Deanna Reed-Foster
Hair Client
Paulette McDaniels
Hair Client
Adepero Oduye
Breechelle
Tai Davis
Woman Under Dryer
Bailee Brewer
Bailee
Lily Mojekwu
Suzette
Matthew Fowler
Auctioneer on Microphone
Adam Wesley Brown
Auction Car Guy
Wendy Mateo
Auction Teller
Amanda Rivera
Receptionist
Kirsten Fitzgerald
Gun Mom
Katherine Kupferer
Gun Daughter
Philip Rayburn Smith
Roger (as Philip R. Smith)
Jason Bradley
Lawyer
Laura T. Fisher
Female Philanthropist
Doug James
Fellow Alderman
Kurt Ehrmann
Newspaper Editor
Michael Weber
Board Chairman
Stef Tovar
Finance Guy (as Stefan R. Tovar)
Henson Keys
Father McKenzie
Josiah Sheffie
Marcus
Brian Shaw
Doorman (Veronica's)
Josh Bywater
Flashback Cop
Mark Lancaster
Security Guard Day Shift at Mulligan's
Eric Slater
Plain Clothed Cop at Mulligan's
Tonray Ho
Sarah (Tom's Nurse)
Chris Froseth
Mulligan's Young Staffer
Chris Nolte
Mulligan's Security Guard
Sarai Rodriguez
Hostess
Clare Cooney
Alice's Friend
Gabriela Luna
Waitress at Final Scene
Cameron Knight
School Principal

About

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

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

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

IMDB: Widows

Wikipedia: Widows (2018 film)

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