Academy award-winning director, Steve McQueen, and acclaimed author, Gillian Flynn, team up to share the story of four women who are brought together to settle a debt left behind by their husbands, forcing them to take their fate into their own hands.
With a powerhouse ensemble and rich storytelling, this modern-day thriller is one of the best heist films I have ever seen. With unexpected twists and edge-of-your-seat action, this is one film that had the audience completely hooked – in fact, gasps and cheers were audible at my showing. In fact, there was applause when the credits started rolling, which is a rare occasion nowadays.
The all-star cast is top notch with strong performances from all. As always, Viola Davis is masterful as the grieving, tragic and badass Veronica. Other standouts include the transformative role of Alice played by Elizabeth Debicki and Daniel Kaluuya’s violent and relatively terrifying, Jatemme.
Not only is this film entertaining as hell, but it is intelligent. McQueen has captured the complexities, hard-hitting issues, and influencing our country so effortlessly. It is a rare occasion where a film is not only enjoyable but sheds light on difficult subjects causing the viewer to think.
Final Thoughts: Well made, interesting and fun, Widow is everything you want from a film and more. Keep an eye out this awards season.