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.
""The Kitchen" is chock-full of rousing girl-power lines with a trio of actresses that can deliver them with panache, but one wishes the story could back up the characters with more than just firepower." - Tribune News Service
“‘The Kitchen’ is not awful onscreen, and the actresses were not terrible. They are just too feminine for the 70s mobster genre, that is according to most mainstream critics today.” - The Black Cape