Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Mob films have always been very ‘male’ focused with women often relegated to the role of wife or Goomah. Along comes The Kitchen taking the typical mob movie and inverting it as the story of three mob wives who have to take over their husbands criminal empire after they are sent away to prison. It’s a great idea and it gives usually comic actors Haddish and McCarthy some seriously meaty roles to get their teeth into. And for the most part it works well. Okay so it’s never THAT believable but the ride is good enough that mostly you don’t care. Recommended.
Best Bit:McCarthy playing it straight
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Goodfellas, Shooting the Mafia, Ocean’s Eight