The Kitchen

critic Reviews

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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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    Asia FreyLagniappe (Mobile, AL)
    This story about three mob wives taking the reins after their husbands are imprisoned is uneven, at best.
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    Rob GonsalveseFilmCritic.com
    The Kitchen is a moderately competent crime flick and that's all it is. Given the cast, it could've been much sharper.
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    Federico FurzanCinelipsis
    This is a degrading movie for everyone involved with it. So badly written and executed it almost feels offensive for the culture it portrays. [Full review in Spanish}.
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    Paul McGuire GrimesKSTP-TV
    I understand the appeal for McCarthy, Haddish, and Moss to take on a film like this, but The Kitchen wastes all of their talents.
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    Eric D. SniderEricDSnider.com
    The ultra-lean screenplay has no chitchat, no color, no personality. But the actors have plenty of charisma and magnetism of their own, which makes the movie passable grown-up entertainment.
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    Aoife O'CeallachainFilm Ireland Magazine
    McCarthy, Haddish and Moss deliver great performances in a forgettable film.
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    Eli GlasnerCBC News Network
    Not only does the Kitchen romanticize the good old days when paying mobsters used to mean something, but it makes McCarthy and her friends' rise to power it all too easy.
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    Jonita DavisThe Black Cape
    'The Kitchen' is not awful onscreen, and the actresses were not terrible. They are just too feminine for the 70s mobster genre, that is according to most mainstream critics today.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    The problem with it is that it's incredibly unbalanced in the way that it doesn't ever know how to exactly deal with the sort of the tougher subject matter, the violence, which it deals with.
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    Emma SimmondsRadio Times
    [T]he women's rise isn't granted weighty consideration or much soul-searching and too often they seem like mere mouthpieces for the feminist message.
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