Director/writer Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) teams up with novelist Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) for this movie version of an ITV series from 1983. So, there’s this bunch of thieves and they get blow’d up very shortly into the film (featuring an unusual amount of big-name actors in small roles). Left putting the pieces together are their wives. Liam Neeson was the leader of the group and his wife (Viola Davis) is being held responsible by a gangster-wannabe-politician (Brian Tyree Henry) for 2 million dollars that he stole from them. After she finds a book left to her by her late husband that includes plans for a new heist, she gathers together the other widows to pull it off themselves. Featuring strong performance from Davis, Neeson, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Eriva, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall and more, this is definitely one people will be talking about. But in a good or meh way? Chris, Marco, Frank, Kim, and Alan address this and other issues in their review.
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