The Kitchen Reviews

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August 16, 2020
It's at its most interesting when seasoned screenwriter Andrea Berloff, making her directorial debut here, allows her movie to become genuinely nasty.
July 24, 2020
Sometimes you can have all the ingredients but too many cooks in the kitchen. That's the case in the new crime drama "The Kitchen," which features a killer cast and stylish period details, but suffers from an uneven plot that feels slapped together.
July 6, 2020
The film is not great. It's too long, it's heavily laden with crime and relies heavily on firepower. The story feels choppy, with no sense of direction.
March 3, 2020
In a different film the tension between the demands of the gangster genre and the female empowerment genre would be electric. Here it just means a lot of stock standard gangster movie scenes delivered with a modicum of competence
February 20, 2020
Dramatic moments can and do work within dark comedies, and vice-versa - but by being both at once, The Kitchen ends up giving its audience cinematic whiplash.
February 15, 2020
The characters are all one-dimensional, the attempts at catharsis feel canned.
January 20, 2020
The Kitchen knows how to communicate the general outline of the story's emotional beats, but it has absolutely no idea how to make any of them land.
January 10, 2020
There is a great movie buried somewhere in here.
January 10, 2020
The Kitchen is a good late summer crime movie and a different type of comic book movie (that most won't think is one).
December 31, 2019
The Kitchen is a half-cooked crime drama that never quite rises to the occasion.
December 29, 2019
If you are a fan of the cast or the genre, it is absolutely worth checking out; it is a solid three-star movie.
December 11, 2019
This story about three mob wives taking the reins after their husbands are imprisoned is uneven, at best.
December 10, 2019
The Kitchen is a moderately competent crime flick and that's all it is. Given the cast, it could've been much sharper.
December 9, 2019
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}.
November 22, 2019
I understand the appeal for McCarthy, Haddish, and Moss to take on a film like this, but The Kitchen wastes all of their talents.
October 16, 2019
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.
October 10, 2019
McCarthy, Haddish and Moss deliver great performances in a forgettable film.
October 7, 2019
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.
October 5, 2019
'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.
September 23, 2019
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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