The Kitchen Reviews

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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.
September 23, 2019
[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.
September 22, 2019
Based on a comic-book series, it feels formulaic, unconvincing and disappointing.
September 22, 2019
Moss, somehow, retains her dignity but McCarthy and Haddish are made to look like amateurs. I'm a fan of both women. Get me outta this kitchen.
September 22, 2019
Even with a few decent set-pieces and exceptional acting from the ensemble, The Kitchen is not the adaptation we deserve.
September 22, 2019
Great cast, awful film.
September 22, 2019
The Kitchen is nice to look at but structurally and tonally unsound, and so clumsily are the post me#too politics retrospectively applied that it doesn't feel like we're in the 1970s at all. Gleeson is terrific, though.
September 22, 2019
Unfortunately, writer Andrea Berloff, who has the successful hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton (2015) on her credits, and here makes her directorial debut, rather lets down her classy cast.
September 22, 2019
[A] thuddingly inept crime picture.
September 20, 2019
It's a tonal mess, occasionally parody-poor (a hilarious amount of deadpan funeral scenes) and frequently makes no sense, especially when Moss's mousy Claire becomes a bloodthirsty killing machine.
September 20, 2019
If the message of equality in this movie is "women can be s****y too", then it's not lost, but topped with one that says "So can these movies". Poor.
September 20, 2019
[Andrea] Berloff misses the chance to use both suspense and humour to grapple with the sexual politics of the late-70s.
September 20, 2019
The shallowness of the depiction would matter less if the story made a modicum of sense.
September 20, 2019
lots of heat but not enough spice
September 20, 2019
This underdog story puts a gun to the head of sexism, and isn't afraid to pull the trigger.
September 19, 2019
Everyone tries. Unfortunately, the leads appear to believe they're in three very different films.
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