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Female cast electrifies in feisty heist movie

Those expecting the familiar cacophonous rhythms of studio cops-and-robbers cinema will be electrified by how McQueen absorbs political, racial and gender issues into his supercharged story

11th November, 2018
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Elizabeth Debicki, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Erivo in Widows

Viola Davis leads an ace ensemble cast in Steve McQueen’s female-driven crime thriller, his first film since 2013’s Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave and a pivot into genre cinema for this most thoughtful of contemporary filmmakers.

Those expecting the familiar cacophonous rhythms of studio cops-and-robbers cinema will be electrified by how McQueen absorbs political, racial and gender issues into his supercharged story. Scorsese would be proud of how the British director gathers a...

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