Excerpt: It’s thrilling, thoughtful, and tremendously entertaining work from a collection of talent working at the top of their game. This is gritty, old school filmmaking, but made with a modern sense of artistry and inclusivity.
Excerpt: A heist movie that is gripping and badass, elegant and assured. You could ignore all the social-justice-warrior stuff and just enjoy this as a popcorn thriller. But what makes this so special is how it reexamines the genre’s clichés.
Excerpt: Heist films are generally mile-a-minute thrill rides that take the audience through fast-based ups-and-downs until they feel like they’ve been wrung out and then the twist arrives and everything changes. For “Widows,” the only element that doesn’t match pace with the genre is the pace itself.
Excerpt: [A] cerebral popcorn flick with an inherent cunning messaging about shifty womanhood pushed to the legal limit, Widows is dashing entertainment. The incomparable Viola Davis is its strong, shining centerpiece