• Director: Steve McQueen

    Cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Jacki Weaver, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson, Daniel Kaluuya,

    Country, date: UK, USA 2018

    Duration: 128 minutes

    Language: English

    Subtitles: Italian

  • Widows

    Synopsis

    A British-American heist thriller, the film “follows four Chicago women who attempt to steal $5,000,000 from the home of a prominent local politician in order to pay back a crime boss from whom $2,000,000 was stolen by the women’s husbands before they were killed in a botched getaway attempt” (wikipedia). The plot is complex, with many twists and turns before the full story unfolds.

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    Why we liked it

    The ensemble cast give some excellent performances, especially that of Viola Davis in the lead role. The film is rather more than a simple heist movie with some thoughtful social commentary on the way in which women are perceived and treated, and also about local politics in the US. We also found it to be ‘edge of the seat’ viewing. Maggie and Ivano

    Critical reception

    With a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the website’s critical consensus reads, “Widows rounds up a stellar ensemble for a heist thriller that mixes popcorn entertainment with a message – and marks another artistic leap for director Steve McQueen.” 

    Widows was listed on numerous critics’ top ten lists for 2018,  and on the Metacritic site is listed as one of the ‘must see’ films of the year.

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    Pubblicato il 18 Gennaio 2021

    di Ivano Ricci