Extraction

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Spectacular stunt work and an electric performance from Chris Hemsworth can't save Extraction from being dragged down by its aimless violence.

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Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible, forever altering the lives of Rake and the boy.

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  • It's a shame this real crowd-pleaser won't be playing to crowds, but it still works as a Friday night, pop-the-popcorn, living room entertainment.

    April 29, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Extraction made me laugh and cry. Right here, right now, it's manna from the gods.

    April 25, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The fight scenes are plastic and glossy. Hargrave mistakes gore for cool and technical prowess for choreography, deploying overlong one-take shots that look like "Call of Duty" outtakes.

    April 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • It's all rather cartoony and self-aware, yet still not as much fun as it ought to be.

    April 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • In the end, Extraction must be added to such Netflix entries as Triple Frontier, 6 Underground and Bright as yet another frustrating example of the streaming giant's inability to emulate the blockbuster form.

    April 23, 2020 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

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  • [M]uch like such similarly styled, high-octane Netflix efforts as 6 Underground and Spenser Confidential, it feels a bit like slumming for its movie star leading man.

    April 23, 2020 | Full Review…

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  • Jun 22, 2020
    Unoriginal plot lines and predictable story, but smoothed out with likable characters, great action & special effects.
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 27, 2020
    The new Netflix action movie Extraction is based on a graphic novel, co-authored by the Russo brothers, starring Thor himself Chris Hemsworth, and directed by longtime stunt choreographer Sam Hargrave. It has quite a pedigree, and after the wild success of the John Wick series, I'm genuinely excited to see what kind of action stuntmen-turned-directors can unleash. The best thing Extraction has going for it is its brutal, fluid, and immersive action sequences, including an extended sequence meant to convey a single take of relentless intensity. Unfortunately, that's about the only thing this movie has going for it. The plot is very formulaic, with Hemsworth being brought in to retrieve a high-value target and then being betrayed, having to go on the run to protect the son of an imprisoned Indian mob boss. Hemsworth's character is also haunted from personal tragedy and reluctant to get back into the fight, yet this final stand could allow him a late attempt at redemption for a lifetime of bloodshed. What I've just described could be a hundred other movies, minus the particulars of the Indian mob boss. The characters never really pop, even Hemsworth. The kid he's tasked with saving never seems to get a moment to shine, to present a personality, or even a sense of growth or toughness. He might as well be a low-grade A.I. in a video game escort mission. The relationships don't seem to matter. When it's pumping, the action has an immediate appeal and Hemsworth acquits himself nicely with the more complicated fight choreography and stunts. As I kept watching, something didn't quite feel right, and then it came to me. This movie doesn't work from a tone standpoint. The John Wick-style action, glorifying in the fun and gory nature of slick violence done smoothly, conflicts with the setting and wider story of Extraction, namely the poverty-drenched streets of Bangladesh with child assassins thrown into duty by villainous gang leaders. It feels like you dropped John Wick into the searing reality of City of God, and the two styles of violence, and their larger social implications, do not really mix without uncomfortable consequences. It doesn't help that so many of the characters just seem blank and replaceable. If you can ignore those misgivings, Extraction can offer some enticing thrills and above-average fight choreography. Nate's Grade: B-
    Nate Z Super Reviewer
  • Apr 25, 2020
    I usually don't give a lot of credit to movies that feel like a million others, because they usually feel pretty derivative. When one stands out among the rest though, I feel that a huge round of applause is in order. Extraction is one of Netflix's latest feature films to hit their service and it's probably my favourite film that they've released since last year's Oscar contenders. No, I'm not saying Extraction is award-worthy, but it's quite a ride. If you're looking for something new to watch, I think you'll be pleased with this one, even though some may find it too violent.  This film follows a badass mercenary who's looking for his next big job in order to keep his mind off a troubled past. Being recruited to track down and extract a kidnapped teenager, who's father is in prison, this mission becomes his most difficult one yet. Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is the brain and the brawn of this story and if he doesn't work as a character, the entire film would fall apart. Now, even though there is some care put into the emotional moments, Extraction is all about the action. If you're not a fan of too much violence or too much action, then I suggest looking elsewhere. Directed by stuntman Sam Hargrave, who has done many of the stunts for the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, pulls no punches in dropping you right into the action. From long single takes with fantastic fight choreography to the brutal amount of deaths throughout the movie, Hargrave, even though this was his first major outing as a director, was clearly the man for the job. Written by Joe Russo, I felt even more enticed to watch it, and while there's nothing all that groundbreaking about the script itself, it has enough character development to serve the action overall. I feel that Joe Russo could write a few more films that are heavy on the action because it seemed to work here.  If I were to explain everything that happens throughout this movie, you'd think I'm describing something else you've already seen, but I really appreciated the fact that the incredible action scenes made this movie stand out. On top of that, Chris Hemsworth and Rudhraksh Jaiswal, who plays the kidnapped Ovi Mahajan, have some nice moments together. There are a few humorous lines to break the tension and a couple heartfelt interactions that gave the film time to breathe. I personally really enjoyed watching this one.  In the end, as I said, Extraction won't be winning any awards and it definitely doesn't hold back in the body count area, so if that's not your thing, it may not be for you. For myself, I like a good action movie with likeable characters and this movie delivered on that for me. Sure, things feel underdeveloped and the film unfolds as you would expect it to, but it's all about the action and it absolutely delivers. Purely on an entertainment scale, I didn't have a lot of issues with Extraction, because I truly don't believe it was trying to be anything new in terms of storytelling. As long as you're okay with violence, I recommend checking this one out on Netflix.
    KJ P Super Reviewer

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