Widows Review & Comments

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      Thanks for the review, Cas. Widows was quite a thing in it's original form and Ann Mitchel suited the lead all to well; as a frighteningly driven woman that would do whatever she felt necessary, but all too often left the viewer thinking, that was unnecessary!
      I've only seen the testing Shame and have no intention of watching the other two but this I'll definitely give a go. I've liked Viola Davis since first seeing her in the Tom Selleck Jesse Stone TV Movies.
      This should at least be a strong female outing not just for the sake of it, as some material has felt of late, and in McQueen's hands should be something genuinely special and real feeling.
       
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      Really liked Shame so will definitely give this a go, especially after this review.
       
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      Saw Widows last night, some great performances.. but in particular I really liked Daniel Kaluuya. He was menacing but believable, he has all of a sudden popped up as a very good actor in the last year or so.

      Movie itself dragged in places and there are some obvious absolute nods towards how the director obviously feels about the current state of America. Which was a bit of an eye roll moment.

      There was also some great twists throughout which I won't spoil here but overall an okay movie, those twists in particular making the movie better.

      7/10.
       
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      Thanks Cas,
      Added to the list.
      McQueen is a fantastic director / artist
      Hungar whilst disturbing is really worth a watch although it’s certainly his most artistic work.
      The Town (great film) equivalent with McQueen in charge sounds right up my street.
       
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      Seen yesterday really enjoyed , i take in comments thought this was a better movie than Oceans 8. Did drag a bit but some great performance's from cast
      Def 8/10
       
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      The Town is a great movie, and one that I feel is a bit underrated. Although I wouldn't compare Widows to that movie as Widows is a lot slower and doesn't have the action that The Town does in parts.

      I would say to anyone thinking about seeing Widows do not go in expecting The Town, as personally I feel they are very different movies, with only a "heist" in common, even those moments are completely different in their respective films. Not exactly saying that the Widows one is weaker, just different to match its tone of film.
       
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      Agree, The Town is underrated (I had actually drafted that in my above response and then removed it :) ). Both Affleck and Clooney are impressive behind the camera. I hope we see more of their work after a few box office bombs.
       
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      If this is better than Oceans 8 I think I'll pass on the latter. Really couldn't give this better than a 6 maybe even a 5. Mostly average performances and just couldn't get into it. Didn't see the twist coming tbh but it didn't elevate the movie in any way for me. But clearly others will enjoy it much more than I did.
       
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      Saw this on Monday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Felt it was a little slow to build after a blistering start but overall very good. I only half-watched The Town before so will need to go back and give it a proper viewing.
       
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      Just came back from seeing this. It's not McQueen's best but it's still very good and highly watchable. There's was a more noticeable attempt here to make the film marketable, but I can't see any signs that McQueen is lowering his standards to do so, so it's not an issue.

      And that guy from Get Out did such a good job conveying how intimidating his character was. Every time he showed up on screen, I genuinely felt tense, which is not something most movie villains can do.
       
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      Watched this with some mates last night and concur with Cas’ 8/10 rating :smashin:

      I see that this was mastered in 4K, so might’ve to do an encore up local Vue / Curzon; as the ancient 2K projectors at Wycombe Cineworld have such poor light output that 2D films look as dull as if I were wearing 3D shades o_O
       
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      I see that Widows crossed the $50million barrier last weekend and continues to be shown in larger towns but guess it’ll need some Oscar Awards buzz in the new year to turn in a (much deserved imho) profit :smoke:
       
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      I found somewhere still showing this last night and gave it a go. Far from McQueen's best as others have said, but not a bad old romp bolstered by some good performances (Robert Duvall and Daniel Kaluuya in particular). The pacing was a little off, but I came out thinking it was worth the cinema visit - just. Not the calibre I was hoping for.

      7/10
       

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