Extraction (2020)

Extraction (2020)

Extraction (2020)

Chris Hemsworth is a mercenary on a deadly rescue mission in this action thriller written by Joe Russo (Avengers: Endgame) and directed by Sam Hargrave, a longtime stunt coordinator whose work includes Captain America: Civil War, Atomic Blonde and Avengers: Infinity War.

In an underworld of weapons dealers and traffickers, a young boy becomes the pawn in a war between notorious drug lords. Trapped by kidnappers inside one of the world's most impenetrable cities, his rescue beckons the unparalleled skill of a mercenary named Tyler Rake (Hemsworth). But Rake is a broken man with nothing to lose, harboring a death wish that makes an already deadly mission near impossible.

2020116 minsAustralia, USA
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Extraction (2020) / Reviews

Flicks

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Extraction is what happens when the team behind the Marvel movies with the best superhero fight sequences give us their take on grounded, bloody, R-rated modern action. Director Sam Hargrave is obviously an admirer of contemporary genre titans Chad Stahelski and Gareth Evans, but with his feature debut he proves he’s not just a fan but a similarly skilled peer. While definitely showcasing his own style, Hargrave isn’t shy about paying homage to the modern classics his film immediately joins the ranks of.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

An Extraction sequel is already being planned. I will be watching it.

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Stuff

Stuff

Subtlety ain't its forte, but, surprisingly, subtitles abound in this Dhaka-set bullet fest.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Such grotesquerie signifies just how hard the R-rating will be on this Netflix release; heads are treated poorly, broken bones protrude and bodies are flung from buildings and riddled with bullets. Not that I’m complaining, mind you...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Extraction is a little bit hokey and absurd, and the very end has an exasperating cop-out – but it has to be admitted that, in terms of pure action octane, Russo and Hargrave bring the noise...

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

As pure movie kinesis, it's a trip.

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Newshub

Newshub

There are some sweet as action sequences, including a very impressive, very kinetic single shot steadicam gun fight which I loved enough to watch over again and again (oh the upsides of streaming).

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New York Post

New York Post

The film, written by Joe Russo (who directed “Avengers: Endgame”), is at its best during visceral, wordless action sequences. The most exhilarating one lasts more than 10 minutes and appears to be all one shot, like last year’s “1917.”

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Hargrave has more than a little experience with this sort of thing, having been a stuntman, stunt coordinator and second-unit director on several Avengers films. It serves him well here, since the vast majority of the film's running time is consumed by shootouts, hand-to-hand fights, explosions and, in one particularly bravura segment, a chase conducted with cars, trucks and on foot.

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Total Film

Total Film

While the climactic bridge battle will sate fans of explosions (it’s the type of film where everyone has a rocket launcher in their car boot) and splatty sound FX, the showstopper comes earlier: a turbo-charged, barrels-blazing, fists-flying pursuit that whips us in and out of cars in one impossibly long take.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Hemsworth would seem to have all the makings of a true screen idol, but has been unable to find footing outside of his most famous costume. Maybe he just doesn’t work when he’s not zooming around fighting comic-book enemies?

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