Awful, overlong, over-rated, unbelievable, race/gender-obsessed film - TV Widows from 80s was better
- Widows review by PV
Some points about this movie which has got great reviews from the usual pc virtue-signally critics who feel they have to give a film by a black director with black actors and women starring a brilliant rating and reviews.
Unfortunately, this is a rubbish film. The massively over-rated director is only matched by the over-rated Viola David who is UTTERLY unbelievable in the role she plays. Liam Neeson's wife? Yeah right. This mixed marriage race thing may be a novelty in the mainly segregated USA but it's old hat in the UK.
Making women the bank robbers is also old hat - it was done in the far better original 1983 TV series which I watched at the time, back when it WAS a novelty (even though NO real life bank robbers are female - the wives and girlfriends just get the cash as hubbies go to prison lol!)
This is basically polemic about gender and race, box-ticking like crazy, with a few unbelievable twists and some US corrupt Chicago politics chucked in to try to give depth.
Just awful. Also boring and overlong.
If you want to watch a GREAT heist movie then rent out SEXY BEAST; if you want a better so-so heist film then get THE HATTON GARDEN JOB. This movie of WIDOWS is rash masquerading as social statement about race and gender. If this is the future of film-making, I shall not be visiting the cinema much again (and ticket sales 26% down since Hollywood became obsessed with churning our race/gender-obsessed movies galore).
1 star. Dreadful trash.
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Fascinating, original, brutal
- Widows review by IR
A very difficult film to categorise and describe - a thought-provoking, intelligent thriller with enough twists to keep Chubby Checker in business for centuries.
Some truly outstanding performances, no dumbing-down and some properly evil adversaries. In fact, my only slight gripe is that I didn't truly feel able to connect with the main female lead. I truly admired her determination, fight and ruthlessness, which were brilliantly portrayed, and perhaps so well done that I didn't feel I could warm to her. I understand, but don't empathise.
Nonetheless, a refreshingly brilliant take on a classic genre.
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- Widows review by NS
Sexist racist garbage. All white men are racists and wife beating, misogynistic cheating scum. Hopefully this film will in the future be clumped with the those films that denigrate women and people of colour. Avoid the bigotry and hate.
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