Rated 4.0

When their husbands are all killed in a robbery gone wrong, three women (Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki) are on the hook for the lost money; their only option is to follow through on the robbery the gang planned to commit next. A 1980s British miniseries gets reworked by writers Gillian Flynn and Steve McQueen (who also directed) into an all-American story about organized crime and political corruption in Chicago. It’s like Ocean’s 8 for grownups—with all the stylish fun of a good heist movie, but thickened and enhanced by a real-world desperation that makes the caper more than a simple lark. Davis’ powerhouse presence is complemented by Rodriguez and Debicki (in a starmaking turn), plus an equally powerhouse supporting cast: Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall and Bryan Tyree Henry among others.