The Kitchen

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Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss in The Kitchen.
Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss in The Kitchen.
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MOVIE:

The Kitchen

WHERE TO WATCH:

Dstv Now

CRITICS RATING:

2/5 Stars

WHAT IT'S ABOUT:

Set in 1970s New York City, this mob drama is led by Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss. Three Irish mobsters are arrested during a bank robbery and sentenced to three years in prison. However, their wives take over their business and establish a stronghold for themselves.

WHAT THE CRITICS THOUGHT:

The shallowness of the depiction would matter less if the story made a modicum of sense. - Donald Clarke, Irish Times

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. - Charlotte O'Sullivan, London Evening Standard

The characters are all one-dimensional, the attempts at catharsis feel canned. - Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader

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. - Mark Kermode, Kermode & Mayo's Film Review

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