Widows 15


Please note: This was screened in Nov 2018

Steve McQueen
Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki
129 mins, 2018, UK | USA
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From Oscar®-winning director Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave) and writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) comes this stark yet ferociously entertaining heist thriller about four women who refuse to submit to their circumstances when left with the consequences of their dead husbands' crimes.

Veronica (Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Belle (Cynthia Erivo) and Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) are plunged into grief after their husbands are killed in a job gone wrong. There's little time to mourn, however, when Veronica discovers her husband (Liam Neeson) left behind a $2 million debt - and the gangsters he stole it from want it back. With a backbone of iron and a fierce determination to prevail, she calls on her fellow widows to put on their battle armour and pull off an epic first (and final) job.

Touching on themes of poverty, prejudice, and power, this Chicago-set crime saga is a rare thing - rattling, rewarding, witty and really, really good fun. Enjoy.

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