Director : Steve McQueen
Producer(s) : Steve McQueen, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Arnon Milchan
Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya and Liam Neeson
Genre : Thriller/Suspense
Release Date : November 16, 2018 (Nigeria)
Awesome-O-Metre : 5.9/10
Revue of WIDOWS
Widows is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. “Widows” also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas and Brian Tyree Henry.
Widows was one of my most anticipated films for this year because it stars one of my favorite actors (Viola Davis) and the trailer had whet my appetite to no end. But if like me the trailer had gotten your juices flowing in anticipation of an action-packed, shoot em up style film, well just like me, you will be disappointed. Wallahi, trailer totally hoodwinked me and I felt like a big jack ass. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying this film is bad, quite the contrary, it was quite good, it just wasn’t what I expected it to be.
Widows isn’t the action-packed film it was touted to be, but it was more about a bunch of scheming and contriving widows who were trying to create their own legacy. If you ask me, the idea that they were all brought together by their thieving husbands didn’t really add much to the film as the ladies held their own down. Talking about exceptional performances, Daniel Kaluuya gave a killer performance! He is my standout character in the film.
I liked the plot twist at the end of the film even though it was a bit obvious to the discerning mind but I think it helped wrap up the film. Have you seen Widows? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comment section below or on Twitter and Facebook.
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