REVIEW: The Kitchen

Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elizabeth Moss star in gritty mob drama, The Kitchen. They play three housewives in 1978 Hell’s Kitchen whose mobster husbands are sent to prison. When they struggle to make ends meet, these women take matters into their own hands and start running the Kitchen themselves.

With talent of this caliber, you know the performances will be fantastic. Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish prove again that they’re not limited to their wacky comedic roles. Female-led crime movies are having a moment with last year’s Widows, and Hustlers coming out later this year, but this movie – based on a DC Vertigo graphic novel – will definitely prove to be the bloodiest of all. The gore in The Kitchen wasn’t always seen, leaving the most gruesome scene off camera allowing the audience to appreciate the hilarious scenario without being distracted by the disgusting.

Although a movie about criminals and murder, there are plenty of positive messages and empowering take-aways. I encourage all women to see this film.

The Kitchen is in theaters now.

— Yael Tygiel

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