"There are a lot of women on this list who I would not want to go toe-to-toe with, verbally or physically, but chief among them is Veronica (aka Her Majesty Viola Davis) from Steve McQueen's Widows. Intelligent? Beyond belief. The owner of the most perfect dog alive? Unquestionably. Ready to shoot anyone and everyone who gets in her way? You better believe it. While Ocean's 8 is a fun addition to the all-female heist genre, Davis's tough-as-nails performance — dashed with a raw streak of vulnerability as only she can — elevates Widows into being not only the best heist movie of the year, but one of the best movies of the year, period."
— Quinn Keaney, entertainment editor