Film Preview: Widows (2018)

Page Revisions:

(Jun. 10, 2018) Original
(August 26, 2018) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#1)
(November 11, 2018) New Posters (#2-#3)

Release Date:

November 16, 2018


From IMDb: “Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.”

Poster Rating: C / C / C

Review: (#1) For the most part, this design is dull, a lifeless form that has a thankfully creative array of characters that doesn’t feel blocky.

(#2) The four widows are well visualized, though the lower image isn’t. The dark and plain structure and colors don’t embellish it. (#3) Increasing the size of the figures in the lower half of the second design makes for a more visually interesting design, but it still feels hopelessly mediocre.

Trailer Rating: B / B+

Review: (#1) If you read about this film before seeing the trailer, you might get the wrong impression of it. That said, the impression the trailer gives is a solid one and definitely makes it look like something worth catching.

(#2) Although there are standard trappings of the heist film present in the trailer, there are sufficient unique turns that might help build an unexpected audience for the film.

Oscar Prospects:

With the cast, you might think this was a solid Oscar contender; however, looking at the trailer for the first time, I suspect it won’t be as much of a player as we once thought.

Trailer #1

Trailer #2


Poster #1Poster #2Poster #3

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