Film of the Day: Widows (2018)

Steve McQueen’s unconventional heist thriller and drama will stay a long time after the credits. Photo: 20th Century Fox

From Steve McQueen comes this star-studded heist thriller that is determined to breaking conventions. When a criminal gang are killed as they escape the police, their widows are left to pick up the pieces.

These pieces include a large debt owed to Jamal Manning (Brian Tyree Henry), a crime boss running in local politics. Veronica (Viola Davis) wife of gang leader Harry (Liam Neeson) plans to steal millions from Jack Mulligan (Colin Farrell). It’s too perfect – Jack is Jamal’s rival.

A vengeful Veronica ropes in two of the other widows, Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), and Linda’s babysitter Belle (Cynthia Erivo). 


 Widows – Wednesday at 9pm on Film4