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The Kitchen

also known as “A bün királynöi,” “Królowe zbrodni,” “La cocina del infierno,” “Las reinas del crimen,” “Le regine del crimine,” “Les Baronnes,” “Rainhas do Crime,” “The Kitchen - Rainhas do Crime,” See more »
MPAA Rating: R-Rating (MPAA) for violence, language throughout and some sexual content.
Extremely Offensive—Avoid
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Action Crime Drama Adaptation
Length:
1 hr. 42 min.
Year of Release:
2019
USA Release:
August 9, 2019 (wide—2,745 theaters)
DVD: November 5, 2019
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Relevant Issues
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Gangsters / Irish mobsters / Brutal crime and criminals

Organized crime operations

Abuse of spouses

About the fall of mankind to worldwide depravity

What is SIN AND WICKEDNESS? Is it just “bad people” that are sinners, or are YOU a sinner? Answer

Do Not Enter

What does Scripture say about STEALING? Answer

About murder

About death

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Featuring: Melissa McCarthyKathy Brennan
Tiffany HaddishRuby O'Carroll
Elisabeth MossClaire Walsh
Domhnall GleesonGabriel O'Malley
Margo Martindalea woman who runs the Irish mob behind the scenes
James Badge DaleKevin O'Carroll—the husband of Ruby
CommonGary Silvers—FBI agent
Brian d'Arcy JamesJimmy Brennan—the husband of Kathy
Jeremy Bobb … Rob Walsh—the husband of Claire
Bill CampAlfonso Coretti
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Director: Andrea Berloff
Producer: BRON Studios [Canada]
Creative Wealth Media Finance [Canada]
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Distributor: Distributor: New Line Cinema. Trademark logo.
New Line Cinema, division of Warner Bros. Pictures

Very violent, dirty-mouthed, feminist mob drama

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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “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.

Now they own the neighborhood.”

  • Vulgar/Crude language: Extreme— • motherf***… (several) • f***ing c*nt • f***ing b*tch • f***ing tw*ts • other f-words 50+ • c*nt • d*ck (2 or more) • b*lls • t*tties • s-words (2 dozen) • a** (4) • bl*wing • p*ssed • N*ggers • b*tch (2 or more)
  • Violence: Very Heavy to Extreme— • violent spouse abuse • robbery with shotguns • gun battles • physical fights and beatings • multiple murders by various means (bloody) • attempted rape • killings by shots to the head (bloody) • dead bodies with wounds • repeatedly kicking a dead body • disposals of dead bodies • etc.
  • Profane language: Heavy— • J*sus (2) • Chr*st (2) • Oh my G*d (4) • H*ll (several) • Gabriel-d*mn • G*d (3 or more)
  • Sex: Heavy— • sex in a car and in bed • various vulgar sexual comments and descriptions • prostitution situations and comments • peep show store • kissing (brief) • mention of adultery
  • Nudity: • cleavage • shirtless male

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Secular Movie Critics
…This humorless, sadistically violent wreck has not a single satisfying second. …The film also nauseatingly attempts some Tarantino-type shocks. Many characters are gruesomely shot in full view… character is taught to dismember a body to be thrown in the river. We get to hear the snapping of the corpse’s arm. …[0/4]
Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post
…“The Kitchen” is about as subtle as a shot to the kneecap. making the film’s feminist intentions aggravatingly explicit. Every line uttered is a thesis statement on gender and racial power imbalances…
Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic
…A highly anticipated film crashes and burns in spectacular fashion… It’s a mess of a movie, choppy and incoherent, a mishmash of tone that veers wildly from comedy to bloody drama, a gangster epic with no grounding in any people, place, or thing. …
Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
…Misfire… it’s a discordant mix of clichés, incoherence and ill-used stars…
Robert Abele, The Wrap
…Clumsy crime story “The Kitchen” is a waste of great actresses… By the time the script wends its way toward a bullet-riddled finale, with the Feds closing in and the women’s alliances crumbling, you don’t really care about the heat anymore; you just want to get out of “The Kitchen”… [C-]
Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly