Widows. 2018. USA. Directed by Steve McQueen. 130 min.
Steve McQueen brings considerable artistic force to a transfixing tale of betrayal, revenge, and self-discovery. Oscar winner Viola Davis leads a knockout ensemble of women and men who must face the consequences of lives shackled by lies and attempt to course-correct before death claims them all. Infused with the best elements of feminist thrillers, crime-family sagas, and kick-ass action movies, Widows also brings timely new perspectives and unexpected depth to a blockbuster film. McQueen challenges us to revisit our expectations about genre, heroes and villains, and loyalty. Courtesy of Twentieth-Century Fox.