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Widows Rated 15

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Dir. Steve McQueen. UK/USA. 2018. 2h 10m. Starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, Elizabeth Debicki, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya, Liam Neeson.

Four women pick up where their husbands failed after an attempted robbery goes spectacularly wrong. Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen and bestselling writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) collaborate on this charismatic heist-thriller combining tense action with striking feminist commentary.

‘You don't know where it's going until it ends. Then you realise that, to become the masterwork it is, it couldn't have gone anywhere else.’ ★★★★★ Nigel Andrews, The FT

‘To watch them coalesce into a hard-nosed crew of heisters is the year's most purely pleasurable piece of transformation.’ ★★★★★ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out