The Kitchen

The Kitchen

Les Reines De Hell's Kitchen

DVD - 2019
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Based on the Vertigo comic book series from DC Entertainment, the mobster husbands of three 1978 Hell's Kitchen housewives are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but an ax to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia's matters into their own hands, proving surprisingly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition, literally.
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : WB Home Entertainment, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: KITCH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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bdehler
Jun 30, 2020

Good movie, great casting and good story.

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LeahDL
Apr 29, 2020

Checked this out thinking maybe it would be like a dramedy with some dark humor or something. No, there is no comedy in this. The actresses have very good chemistry, and there were some good plot twists. Amazing soundtrack and costuming.

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claude13
Mar 15, 2020

plot salad

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ooppii
Mar 13, 2020

I was just getting tired of Melissa McCarthy's over-the-top comedy characters but she actually is quite appropriate for this role. Good chemistry with Elizabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish making the whole movie quite good. I was skeptical at first but in the end, I enjoyed this movie. Good acting and directing. Won't spoil the movie for you so do watch it to form your own opinion.

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anonymouswe
Feb 17, 2020

This is a bloody, gritty mobster movie with plenty of violence and blood. I wish you could say this is just a well-done mobster movie with women playing the major roles, but somehow, it falls a little flat. I gave it 3.5 stars because there are definite moments of seeing the humanity of people who live this violent, corrupt mobster life. The movie shines the most in those moments. As you listen to the making-of special feature, you realize how this film was really a feminist manifesto - that, unfortunately for the art end-product - the focus was on putting women in every possible behind the scenes role and so forth. It seems perhaps some of the potential in the film was lost because the focus was not on the best film, but on making a feminist manifesto. A weakness for the cast is having Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy being two of the three main leads. They are pretty good actors, but that means the best they got out of them are pretty good performances. The sum total of it all was 3.5/5.0 for me. While the 23% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes seems a bit harsh, the 69% audience sees pretty spot on. If you enjoy bloody, violent, brutal mobster movies with swearing in them, there are better films, but this might be worth your time.

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jimg2000
Feb 09, 2020

A women-centric film based on the comic book miniseries of the same name. It is a fresh idea on the rise to power of a trio of wives in the Irish mob in the late 1970s. A bit slow at the start but gets more exciting and crazy once the Irish hit-man Gabriel (Domhnall Gleeson) emerges. Can't help but to compare this film with "Widows (2018)" which has a better script and takes full advantage of its location - Chicago.

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annod
Jan 21, 2020

Enjoyed this movie because all three actresses are really good. Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish are great comic actors, but now I see that they're also really good at drama. I was also impressed by the female director. Watch the extra section after the movie to see what I mean.
Not your typical "chick flick"... a movie definitely worth watching.

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cakebaker
Jan 09, 2020

I really enjoyed this movie... Melissa is fabulous!

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johnnybookreader
Jan 05, 2020

I read the limited series published by DC/Vertigo years ago and though I liked it, would never have thought of it as movie material. Here comes the movie and though pushing credibility, A LOT, it still provided an entertaining interlude to my weekend. I liked the comic better but still...

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easter84ba
Jan 03, 2020

I wasn't expecting much from actresses the likes of McCarthy and being much of a Hollywood mainstream type f flicks but I tried my patience. To my surprise, it wasn;t that bad and actually had some nice twists. Somehow my trust for Hollywood was a bit restored...just a bit except of course from those paltry Oscar types which sadly has gradually eroded through the years.

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