Widows is a 2018 heist thriller film directed by Steve McQueen.
Starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Colin Farrell, Carrie Coon, Brian Tyree Henry, Liam Neeson, Cynthia Erivo, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall and others.
20th Century Studios on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 released the trailer:
Widows | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.
Harry Rawlings (Liam Neeson) and his criminal gang's getaway van are blown up during a police standoff after stealing $2 million from crime boss Jamal Manning (Brian Tyree Henry). Jamal threatens Veronica (Viola Davis), 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 (Colin Farrell), 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 (Elizabeth Debicki) and Linda (Michelle Rodriguez). 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 rent payments. The fourth widow, Amanda (Carrie Coon), 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 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 (Cynthia Erivo), 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.
Here is the full cast and characters of Widows.
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), on November 22, 2018 (Hungary) and on December 6, 2018 (Germany) by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Studios, Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S., Nordisk Filmdistribusjon, Warner Bros., Forum Hungary, Odeon, Big Picture 2 Films, 20th Century Fox Argentina and Ukrainian Film Distribution.
The duration of the film is 130 minutes. With a budget of $42 million, the film grossed over $76 million.
The film Widows is rated with "R" rating.
Widows filming. Principal photography began on May 8, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
Widows got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 91/100. 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.
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Official website: foxmovies.com/movies/widows
Wikipedia: Widows (2018 film)