When I first heard about WIDOWS, I wondered why I hadn’t seen more advertising about it. Since the film came out in England first, my sister let me know her thoughts and I decided it would be great to check out myself.
What I find interesting about how WIDOWS has been promoted is most people know it as a “heist film”. When I walked in that’s what I thought I was seeing. But as the movie progressed I realized that WIDOWS is more than a “heist film”, the importance is the women.
WIDOWS features an ensemble cast consisting of Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, and Liam Neeson. And I found it interesting that with such a star studded cast, each person just felt authentic and real in their role. WIDOWS doesn’t take the conventional route in telling the story, it almost has an Inception like quality to it. I found that the film always kept me guessing.
While I have a lot of positive things to say about the film, I do feel like there were many plot holes. I think if you can look beyond those and appreciate the struggles of these women, you’ll be able to enjoy the movie like I did.
Viola Davis knows how to pick a role so she definitely played her character to a tee, I loved that Michelle Rodriguez didn’t play her common “angry girl” role. She’s more talented than that so it’s nice to see her talents stretched a bit more.
WIDOWS makes for a good film to see with friends, I think it will spark up some great conversations.
Your Life After 25 gives WIDOWS 7.5/10