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Widows

Steve McQueen Großbritannien, 2018

Duncan Gray's rating of the film Widows - Tödliche Witwen

In which McQueen puts his chilly command of rattling an audience into the service of genre material. Stylistically, it's a smooth transition. The first 45 minutes are downright masterful, with parts that fit so tightly you couldn't slip a piece of paper between them. Once the heist takes shape, though, the tale becomes astoundingly sloppy—proof that technique can only do so much if you desperately need a rewrite.