WHAT'S IT ABOUT

Wives of New York gangsters in Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s decide to take over their husbands’ rackets after they’re locked up in prison.

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  1. Stephen Scott September 11, 2019

    First things first: this isn't a mob movie, or a "sisters doing it for themselves" flick, or a comic book movie. Even though it IS based on a Vertigo / DC comic book, set during the late 70's New York crime scene, and effectively is about three women left with no option but to take matters into their own hands and clean up the streets by turning to crime.

    The Kitchen is more of an in-depth character analysis of three women, and how they transform from apparently timid wives into cold-hearted crime lords (perhaps who they were all along).

    The first half hour is a mess. There's a serious disconnect between the characters and the situations they find themselves in, but from that point it becomes a gripping story where there are no winners, no positive role models, and very low odds for a happy ending.

    Don't expect to learn any positive ideals, these ladies will never be, nor should they be role models. But take the time to accept who they are, what they did, and why they became the people that they had to become.

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