Previously, Steve McQueen has directed ‘Shame’, a film about a sex addict, and ‘twelve years a slave’, a period piece about a rich black man being sold into slavery. So what was next for him after a huge five year break....a crime/gangster thriller...?!
Well, yes...and no.
‘widows’ is an excellent film that follows three women, wives of expert criminals and robbers. Their husbands are killed in a job gone wrong, leaving the wives in a whole heap of debt. So what do they do? Finish what their husbands started...and plan to complete their next unfinished heist.
This isn’t Steve Mcqueens best film, but a nice change of flavour in a great, varied career. Yes, in many ways this is a…