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 (Liam Neeson), a renowned thief, is killed alongside his partners Carlos (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), Florek (Jon Bernthal), and Jimmy (Coburn Goss) during a botched robbery. His widow, Veronica (Viola Davis), is threatened by crime boss Jamal Manning (Brian Tyree Henry), from whom Harry and his partners robbed $2 million. Jamal needs the money to finance his electoral campaign for alderman of a South Side precinct, where he is running against Jack Mulligan (Colin Farrell), the next-in-line of the Mulligan political family who have historically dominated the alderman position. Veronica discovers Harry's notebook, which contains a detailed plan for a heist worth $5 million. She decides to carry out the plan to repay her debt to Jamal, and recruits two of the other widows, Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), to assist her. The fourth widow, Amanda (Carrie Coon), does not show at their initial meeting; when Veronica visits Amanda and learns she has a newborn child, she opts not to mention the heist plan to her. Alice buys the getaway car and guns, while Linda is tasked with deciphering a blueprint in Harry's plan. Alice uses David (Lukas Haas), 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 (Garret Dillahunt) is murdered by Manning's people, Linda recruits Belle (Cynthia Erivo), her children's babysitter, to be their driver. 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 scans the external security. Veronica acquires the code to the safe by blackmailing the CEO of the Mulligans' security company (Matt Walsh), using incriminating photographs 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, 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
Michael Harney
Sergeant Fuller, a corrupt cop involved in a conspiracy
Matt Walsh
Ken, the CEO of a security company
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 20th Century Fox 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 129 minutes. With a budget of $42 million, the film grossed over $75.6 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

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