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The Kitchen (2019)

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The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison.

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Andrea Berloff

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Ollie Masters (comic book series), Ming Doyle (comic book series) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa McCarthy ... Kathy Brennan
Tiffany Haddish ... Ruby O'Carroll
Elisabeth Moss ... Claire Walsh
Domhnall Gleeson ... Gabriel O'Malley
James Badge Dale ... Kevin O'Carroll
Brian d'Arcy James ... Jimmy Brennan
Jeremy Bobb ... Rob Walsh
Margo Martindale ... Helen O'Carroll
Bill Camp ... Alfonso Coretti
Common ... Gary Silvers
E.J. Bonilla ... Gonzalo Martinez
Myk Watford ... Little Jackie Quinn
Wayne Duvall ... Larry - Kathy's Father
Pamela Dunlap ... Mary - Kathy's Mother
John Sharian ... Duffy
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The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Kitchen See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,527,410, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$11,302,291

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,702,291
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in East Harlem and The South Bronx which were turned into Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s. See more »

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Retro-style versions of the Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema logos are used, suiting the film's 1970s setting. See more »

Connections

Featured in Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: The Kitchen (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

The Chain
Written by Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie and John McVie
Performed by The Highwomen
Produced by Dave Cobb
Mixed by Vance Powell
Brandi Carlile appears courtesy of Low Country Sound/Elektra Records
Maren Morris appears courtesy of Columbia Nashville
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Started off good, then tanked.
11 August 2019 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

Novice writer Andrea Berloff makes her directorial debut, and manages to do a better job (for a newbie) with the camera, than her story.

The story started off good and held my attention, until the boys got out of jail. Then the writing just got ridiculous, convoluted and full of plot issues, and tanked from there. The entire conflict towards the end (especially the whole 'black power' component) between McCarthy and Haddish's characters was just dumb and unnecessary. There were so many more much better options the films' direction should've headed to after the boys got out. I wanted more... more action and suspense - in good old fashion mob storytelling, instead of this equal rights and gender equality garbage.

This was more of a drama, than the gangster film it wanted to be. The gals all played their roles well, but their story was just bland and unconvincing from the start. The 102 min length felt longer with the slow pacing and some dragged out and unnecessary scenes, especially towards the end. The editing was terrible. The cinematography and score were on point.

It's certainly no female Goodfellas, nor anything close to a Scorsese film... it's a dumbed down version of Widows, albeit still enjoyable - if there's nothing better to watch.

It's a 6/10 from me.


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