Black Widow

Black Widow
Black Widow
  • R
  • 1h 42m
  • 1987
Rotten45%
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
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Debra Winger and Theresa Russell star in this dark psychological thriller directed by Bob Rafelson. When a government investigator (Winger) notices that a number of wealthy men were all married to the same woman at the time of their deaths, she becomes suspicious of the sultry beauty (Russell). But the more obsessed she becomes with the mysterious woman, the more she puts herself in danger.
© 1987 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Rotten45%
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Washington Post
Paul Attanasio
Fresh

... it's good to see the director of "Five Easy Pieces" in the saddle again.

January 2, 2018
Common Sense Media
Andrea Beach
Rotten

Dated '80s crime drama has nudity, strong language.

June 25, 2017
Creative Loafing
Matt Brunson
Rotten

Surprises are few and far between in this attractively filmed yet disappointingly conventional thr...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Dated '80s crime drama has nudity, strong language.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Black Widow is an '80s thriller about catching a serial killer who marries older, wealthy men and then poisons them so she'll inherit their money. There's full-frontal female nudity and both a woman and a man fully nude from behind. Bare breasts are also visible in a couple of other scenes. Other sexual content is moderate, with some kissing and caressing over clothing. Profanity isn't frequent, but it's strong, with "f--k" and "s--t" a few times each. Milder words such as "damn" and "crap" are used once or twice each. There's no gore. Guns are shown a few times but used only once, to force a man to overdose on heroin; injection isn't shown but the paraphernalia is. Adults frequently drink alcohol, although drunken behavior and consequences aren't shown. There's also a lot of smoking, although the heroine doesn't smoke. Expect some dated sexism.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller
  • Release Date:February 6, 1987
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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