Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Violet Davis, Liam Neeson, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell
The Hollywood film version of the TV series by Linda la Plant, lacks both depth and characterisation despite some good actors left to make their best of a poor and meandering script. A female heist movie set in Chicago, about a group of desperate women, led by Veronica (Violet Davis), left in dire financial trouble by their robber husbands and partners, who are killed in a botched robbery planned by Veronica’s husband and criminal mastermind, Harry Rawlings (Liam Neeson). After Veronica finds a notebook outlining the gang’s next job, instead of selling this to other criminals she convinces her fellow widows, Linda, a harried single mother (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice the emotionally fragile trophy wife (Elizabeth Debicki), and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) a moonlighting babysitter, to do the robbery on their own. Now this is where the UK series is left behind as the plot thickens to involve political intrigue with corrupt politicians (Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell), killer henchmen (Brian Tyree Henry and Daniel Kaluuya) and a dog (Olivia) . Sub plots and clichéd incidentals give the movie an unintentional comedic experience , but otherwise, this is the worst movie I have seen this year.