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The Kitchen

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  • With three talented leads struggling to prop up a sagging story, The Kitchen is a jumbled crime thriller in urgent need of some heavy-duty renovation.
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    Angelica Jade BastiénNew York Magazine/Vulture
    I half-expected every scene to end with a freeze-frame high five or the women yelling "girl power."
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    Katie WalshTribune News Service
    "The Kitchen" is chock-full of rousing girl-power lines with a trio of actresses that can deliver them with panache, but one wishes the story could back up the characters with more than just firepower.
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    Matthew LickonaSan Diego Reader
    The direction is flat (actors taking turns speaking their lines instead of actually conversing, etc.), the characterization baffling, the plot mechanics incredible - as in, not to be believed.
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    Stephanie ZacharekTIME Magazine
    There's not enough heat in this Kitchen, but there's nothing cool about it, either.
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    Peter TraversRolling Stone
    McCarthy, Haddish, Moss-Oh, what a movie The Kitchen could have been. But oh what an unholy disaster it is. An early contender for worst of the year.
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    David SimsThe Atlantic
    I spent most of the running time wondering if the film had been hastily reedited, or cut down from a more sprawling length-anything to explain the chaos playing out on-screen.
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    Sylvia GullattPop Culture Leftovers
    I wanted to love this movie from the start but it could not stick the landing.
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    Stephen SilverSplice Today
    Wastes a talented cast, as well as a premise that starts off promising but then goes off the rails quickly.
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    To quote everyone's favorite uncle, with great power comes great responsibility, and we see none of that in The Kitchen.
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    Mia VicinoWillamette Week
    It's enjoyable overall if, instead of picking apart the cringe-worthy dialogue, you opt to bask in the blood-red glow of antiheroines unapologetically carving out their own spaces in a man's world.
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