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The Kitchen (2019)

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Critic Consensus: 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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Based on the Vertigo comic book series from DC Entertainment, the film stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss as three 1978 Hell's Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp ax to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia's matters into their own hands--proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition... literally.

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Cast

Melissa McCarthy
as Kathy Brennan
Tiffany Haddish
as Ruby O'Carroll
Elisabeth Moss
as Claire Walsh
Domhnall Gleeson
as Gabriel O'Malley
James Badge Dale
as Kevin O'Carroll
Brian d'Arcy James
as Jimmy Brennan
Margo Martindale
as Helen O'Carroll
Common
as Gary Silvers
Bill Camp
as Alfonso Coretti
Jeremy Bobb
as Rob Walsh
E.J. Bonilla
as Gonzalo Martinez
Wayne Duvall
as Larry - Kathy’s Father
Myk Watford
as Little Jackie Quinn
Pamela Dunlap
as Mary - Kathy’s Mother
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All Critics (230) | Top Critics (68)

The characters are all one-dimensional, the attempts at catharsis feel canned.

February 14, 2020 | Full 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.

September 23, 2019 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

[A] thuddingly inept crime picture.

September 22, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The shallowness of the depiction would matter less if the story made a modicum of sense.

September 20, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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