This will actually be my 1st Steve McQueen film. I know the British director is talented, but once the reviews and conversations around 12 Years A Slave became more about it teaching audiences about American slavery instead of being a well-executed adaptation of Solomon Northup‘s life story, I lost interest. My resistance did not cost the film anything with its box office and critical success, along with three Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay for John Ridley, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o, and Best Picture making McQueen the category’s first Black British director to win.
5 years later, McQueen returns with all the CLOUT in this wickedly talented stacked film based on the 83′ British crime drama series by Lynda La Plante, Widows, co-written by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. Viola Davis leads a cast of Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Bryan Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall, Andre Holland, Colin Farrell, Jon Bernthal, and Liam Neeson in this action-drama film about four women that must finish the robbery job that killed their husbands instead of taking time to mourn them. I will be watching my 1st McQueen Joint on November 16th.