Widows

Widows

DVD - 2019 | Widescreen edition
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Four women with nothing in common except a debt left by their dead husbands' criminal acts conspire to take fate into their own hands.

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rrolling
Feb 18, 2019

very dissapointing movie with too much unnecessary bad language and numerous plot holes where participant's actions just didn't make sense as they were unexplained!

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GiovanniS
Feb 17, 2019

This is one of the first movies I've watched, at home, that half-way through the movie I was hoping the movie would be longer than it's time because I was enjoying it that much. Normally I have this feeling in the actual cinema if I'm looking at a nice 3D movie, but usually not at home. This is 10 times better than Ocean's 8 but along the same lines as a movie as a all female cast heist.

For Christians viewers: The only issue I have is the language kills the movie. Too many f-bombs, blasphemies and f-bombs interlaced with blasphemy, plus some cruel depictions of violence within the movie itself, made it unpalatable for a re-watch.

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GroundSuppression
Feb 15, 2019

Bad writing. Girl gang leader to her gang: "we have to act like men. . . . we have to be ourselves." The only way a woman is going to front a mainstream action film is if she impersonates a man. Unless its directed by ava duvernay.

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jimg2000
Feb 15, 2019

Without knowing much about the story before watching the film, found it engaging from the very early scenes to the twisty middle parts and the satisfying finish. In hind sight, it is a vehicle for the distinguished film makers to showcase the city of Chicago, its politics, policing, gun violence and diverse neighborhoods by spinning a heist which "come across to some viewers" as unlikely because it was carried out by a quartet of desperate widows, underdog of the underdogs in the society.

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kawcity11
Feb 13, 2019

Better than expected. Thankfully no cliche bimbo moments. The only demerit to the plot is the absence of DNA testing, which is surprising, given that one of the scriptwriters was KU grad Gillian Flynn, who writes excellent psychological thrillers. It was, however, a fun watch.

Implausible.

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SAPL454
Feb 06, 2019

Quick action packed drama!

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excaliburrom
Feb 02, 2019

Really really great cast with some really beautifully shot scenes of Chicago. Such a clunker. Slow pacing, uninteresting twists that knock you on the head to make sure you remember. Sometimes even reshowing you the part you might have forgotten. Don’t waste your time with this one.

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jimg2000
Feb 15, 2019

Some quotes in IMDb. These are focused on Chicago politics:

Most people don't know what an alderman does... including a fair number of aldermen. It comes from the Old English, meaning "older man." When I was a younger man, Facebook... Back then, a face was something you tried never to forget.
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The Mulligans have run the 18th ward for 60 years. My grandfather, my father. These days it's all about name recognition.
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Nepotism isn't illegal. It's actually celebrated. This is Chicago.
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You know how many shootings happened in this city last weekend alone?
Thirty-four! These people are killing each other! This is not where I wanna raise my children.
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What are you gonna do? Work in a bank? Take the train downtown, punch a clock? This is your life! This is our life. It's what we do. Everyone has a fxcking sob story, most of them better than yours. So, if the idea is to be mayor one day, you'd better man the fuck up!

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jimg2000
Feb 15, 2019

More on Chicago:

Alderman of this ward makes a $104,000 a year. ... But then you add in the juice, right? He gives his friend a contract for a new building, gets a kickback. Gives his brother a contract for construction. Hell, he give his mama a contract for construction. That man owns a piece of every fucking thing. The only people coming after him, they got cameras and microphones. People coming after us with guns.
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I'm a proud sixth generation Chicagoan. We laugh louder, we work harder, we sleep to the rattle of the "L" train.
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I always said he should burn in hell. But, hey, Chicago'll do.
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Mom, you always say a gun is a girl's best friend.
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Look around you. It's like Custer's Last Stand. It's kill or be killed. Now, listen to me, son. Listen, we made this city. We're not having it taken away from us
by people who come here illegally... or by people who can't stop, you know...
making babies. That means staying in power... at all costs. You got that?

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