Widows (2018) Movie Reviews, Cast and Plot Summary


Widows is an upcoming heist drama film and it is directed by Steve McQueen. The screenplay of this movie is by McQueen and Gillian Flynn. Widows is an interesting film that is based on the 1983 ITV series. The movie has the same name as of the 1983 ITV series.

This film features an ensemble cast that consists of Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, and Liam Neeson. Other casts also include Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry. Widows will be distributed by 20th Century Fox.

Widows Movie will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Toronto international film festival will hold on the 8th September 2018. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on the 16th of November 2018.

Widows Movie Plot


The Movie follows Four armed robbers (Liam Neeson, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Jon Bernthal, and Garret Dillahunt). They are killed in a failed heist attempt, leaving their wife to be widows. The four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. This four women take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

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Widows Movie Cast

  • Viola Davis: as Veronica Rawlins, She is Harry’s wife.
  • Michelle Rodriguez as Linda Perelli, Linda is Joe’s wife.
  • Michael Harney as Sgt. Fuller, a corrupt cop that is involved in a conspiracy.
  • Colin Farrell as Tom Mulligan, Tom is Jack’s son and a politician that finds himself mixed up in the widows’ plans.
  • Robert Duvall as Jack Mulligan, Tom’s father and a power broker at odds with his son.
  • Liam Neeson as Harry Rawlins, He is Veronica’s husband.
  • Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Joe Perelli, Joe is Linda’s husband.
  • Daniel Kaluuya as Jatemme
  • Jacki Weaver as Alice’s mother.
  • Jon Bernthal as Alice’s husband.
  • Cynthia Erivo as Belle
  • Garret Dillahunt as Belle’s husband.
  • Elizabeth Debicki as Alice Gunner
  • Lukas Haas
  • Brian Tyree Henry
  • Carrie Coon

Widows Movie Overview

Directed bySteve McQueen
Produced by
  • Steve McQueen
  • Iain Canning
  • Emile Sherman
  • Arnon Milchan
Screenplay by
  • Gillian Flynn
  • Steve McQueen
Based onWidows
by Lynda La Plante
  • Viola Davis
  • Michelle Rodriguez
  • Elizabeth Debicki
  • Cynthia Erivo
  • Colin Farrell
  • Brian Tyree Henry
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Jacki Weaver
  • Carrie Coon
  • Robert Duvall
  • Liam Neeson
Music byHans Zimmer
CinematographySean Bobbitt
Edited byJoe Walker
  • Regency Enterprises
  • Film4
  • See-Saw Films
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • September 8, 2018 (TIFF)
  • November 6, 2018 (United Kingdom)
  • November 16, 2018(United States)
Running time
128 minutes
  • United States
  • United Kingdom