Widows is an English language heist thriller starring an ensemble cast of acclaimed artists like Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Kaluuya etc. The movie opened with decent reviews upon its release on November 16th, 2018. The film is available to watch online on Disney Plus Hotstar.
Widows track the story of four widows whose husbands were killed while trying to escape after a robbery. Harry Rawlings was the leader of the gang who got busted by the cops. Veronica (Viola Davis), the wife of Harry, is now threatened by mafia boss Jamal Manning whose money is stolen.
Veronica finds about the other widows and assembles them to attempt a new robbery. It is done to pay up for the previous one that went north by this husband. They decide to rob five million from a politician Jack Mulligan. Incidentally, Jamal and Mulligan are contesting against each other.
Veronica gets help from a diary given to her. It contains a detailed plan by her husband to steal the money from Mulligan’s house. Did she succeed in her endeavour and what happens, in the end, is the basic plot of the movie? It is based on a British Television series of the same name.
Steve McQueen directs the thriller. He also co-wrote the screenplay along with Gillian Flynn. Collin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Liam Neeson, Jon Bernthal, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Cynthia Erivo etc. play the supporting roles.
Hans Zimmer provides the background score. 20th Century Fox released the movie all over. The dramatic thriller is now available to watch online on Disney Plus Hotstar.