Widows plays like an extra-long episode of The Wire. But that's a good thing because The Wire is terrific.
The performances in this film from every actor are top notch, the standouts being Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Debicki, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry and Daniel Kaluuya in a role that absolutely scared the be-jesus out of me.
Widows is best enjoyed knowing absolutely nothing about the plot, there are some killer twists and you're on the edge of your seat the entire time. As far as I'm concerned the harder problem is trying to figure out where in McQueen's filmography this film ranks because the other three films he's made have been just as good.