Steve McQueen’s 2018 film Widows is a screen adaptation of Linda LaPlante’s 1980s mini-series. Transplanting the action across the Atlantic to Chicago, McQueen brings his usual well composed direction to proceedings, turning this pulpy tale into a classy piece of entertainment. McQueen’s film also features a brilliant cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson.
McQueen has always been one to mix stunning visual moments with great performances (the brushing in Hunger, the running in Shame). In Widows the most impressive bit of camerawork comes when a bonnet mounted camera tracks from a poor neighbourhood to a rich area in one fluid shot, while conversation takes place offscreen inside the car. It’s great cinema and it once again shows that Steve McQueen is a cinematic artist in the truest sense of the word.
Budgeted at $42 million, Widows grossed $42.4 million at the US box office and $75.9 million worldwide following its released in 2018.
The car shot behind at 1:59 on the video below.