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He gives the movie its blunt, bone crunching appeal, though its largely up to Chris Hemsworth to humanize its laconic hero, an Australian commando imp ..
Essentially, hes Mel Gibsons Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon, only without the mad eyes and volumising shampoo.
Despite the spectacular stunt work, Extraction is a garden variety action thriller dragged down by its regressive white savior elements.
With Extraction, one gets the sense that the Chris Hemsworth watched The Raid, or Keanu Reeves John Wick series, and thought, Why not me
With its keen sense of self aware fun, nimble homages to vintage Hong Kong cinema, and a profusion of genuine oof out loud moments, this sits towards ..
Ovis failure of a bodyguard (Randeep Hooda) hires Rake to get the kid back, even though he doesnt have the money to pay for the mercenarys violent ser ..
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Still, EXTRACTION is about 90% action, so if the drama doesnt work, youre still left with a lot that does.
Simplicity can be a virtue in a movie so driven by shoot outs, but Russos threadbare script isnt rich enough to elevate constant stimuli into genuine ..
So, its good enough to take a shot on, especially after a stressful day of isolated modern life. But just one shot.
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Its just not enough, and bringing in David Harbour as an old comrade in arms doesnt help.
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As for Rake, well, hes just a locomotive with nothing left to lose, barreling his way through incredibly outmatched situations in berserker mode.
And if Extraction ends up helping extract any number of negative emotions from viewers, then thats all the better.
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 octa ..
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 st ..
Hargrave cant keep his feature running at top speed, but he has a special vision for the pictures offerings of ultraviolent bedlam, and thats what hol ..
Athletic though it may be, when this picture isnt grotesque, its an absolute bore.
Extraction isnt really a movie at all, its two hours of elaborate target practice.
Its illustrative of an important principle in crafting successful escapist entertainment: you dont have to one up your predecessors.
Admittedly, theres some ingenuity in how director Sam Hargrave handles the material.
Again, thats me on a wire, jumping over a balcony, and gliding down with them.
Who can extract the hell out of young Ovi from a hell of a heavily guarded hellhole Tyler Rake, thats who.
Its the kind of solid star vehicle that isnt as common as it once was and an enjoyable way in which to spend a couple of hours.
Despite contrived emotional plot nuggets, theres little nuance, so its not easy for the audience to get involved.
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Featuring one of the most stunning action scenes in recent memory, Chris Hemsworths Netflix film, produced by the Russo Brothers, is the bonkers shot ..
At a casino, an unnamed woman leans over to Vivian (Helen Shaver), whos scoping out the slot machines, and says that if one doesnt play, one doesnt wi ..
Sam Hargrove frames the carnage in well edited, easy to follow chunks.
Joseph Loseys gorgeous 1971 film adaptation stars a luminous Julie Christie, a rugged Alan Bates, and Edward Fox doing his very best Edward Fox impres ..
It doesnt help that Hemsworth, for all his formidable muscular physicality, is given little to no opportunity to showcase his charisma.
While he plays a pretty brutal guy, this isnt a reinvention of his cinematic persona or anything.
It is the sort of muscular, visceral filmmaking that makes action cinema so vital and exciting.
As comfortable in the confines of a corridor as bombing it about in a car chase, Extraction exhibits an ingenious, sometimes amusingly irreverent appr ..
An emotionally artificial and relentlessly dull affair dressed up in some truly exceptional action. But when the bullets stop flying, you realize ther ..
It accomplishes its main mission with extraordinary action scenes.
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Advertisement And thats about the best that can be said for Extraction, a meat and potatoes action movie that manages to extract the charisma from one ..
Its when the film slows down that it perhaps doesnt stand up to scrutiny.
28/50 A Quiet Place Director John Krasinski achieved something remarkable with A Quiet Place, managing to produce a horror which isnt overly gory and ..
Extraction features truly superb action sequences, and its one of the few attempts by Netflix to mimic an old school Hollywood blockbuster that feels ..
Youre hoping if you spin the chamber enough times, youre going to catch a bullet, a colleague tells him, indicating that he really doesnt care if he l ..
The bloodletting is fast and furious, and if thats your speed, it might just tide you over until we get another John Wick flick.
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The problem is theres none of the can you top this exuberance of the John Wick movies nor the giddy showmanship of old school John Woo.
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You dont need Frasier Crane to tell you that an average, contented person does not become a trigger happy mercenary willy nilly.
However much digi gery pokery was involved, the effect is vividly, vehicularly real.
Its that rare Netflix movie where you really wish you could have seen it on the big screen with its blockbuster level action.
This non stop, heart stopping adventure knows its target audiencegenre fans looking for a bloodbathand delivers with grubby thrills, muscular camerawo ..
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Verdict Extraction is a formulaic action thriller for Netflix that doesnt utilise Hemsworths greatest skills for all their worth whilst having none of ..
Director Sam Hargrave is obviously an admirer of contemporary genre titans Chad Stahelski and Gareth Evans, but with his feature debut he proves hes n ..
Joe Russos script doesnt fare quite as well, but it offers a serviceable frame to hang the good stuff on.
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Still, theres not much more to Extraction than Hemsworths soulful butt kicking.
Joe Russo (one half of the Russo brothers) has managed to sell on a script which feels like something he fished out of the bottom of a draw thats very ..
As an obvious and disposable piece of entertainment, Extraction will satisfy those watching movies at home. Its just not one to plan your next Netflix ..
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seems more at home here than he has in so many of his non Thor projects... Hargrave similarly proves his fortitude as a director.
Attempts to splice Rakes soulful sorrow with the carnage rarely work, in a film which largely operates in a world as unreal as Asgard.
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Chris Hemsworth is Tyler Rake, a hard as nails mercenary with a terrible name who doesnt care about anyone or anything.
Who is Tyler Rake Well, we know hes a cool, tough guy, because hes played by Chris Hemsworth.
If you can overlook the racial politics and are in the market for a film that does what Extraction does, Extraction does it in high style, a stuntmans ..
Sam Hargraves work as a stunt coordinator truly shines in his directorial debut with an action pack thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
I couldve easily seen this performing well in theaters, and thats exactly the kind of movie Netflix needs more of.
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Chris Hemsworth and the Russo Brothers team up again for an a pulsating action movie that ought to blow the roof off of Netflix.
But lets not kid ourselves: action is the films raison dtre and on this score it doesnt disappoint.
Extraction doesnt play to any of strengths except for literal physical strength. He shows off impressively sculpted muscles, but the character he play ..
Rake isnt quite consumed by his regrets, and he doesnt necessarily want to die.
Chris Hemsworth may be appealing but the Thor star alone isnt necessarily enough to save Extraction.
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As a Netflix release, the film is literally a glorified direct to video action movie albeit one that lacks the momentum and efficiency that defines th ..
But mostly, theres a gauntlet of people to be shot, snapped, stabbed and tossed off balconies.
The type of Hollywood action film that had all but disappeared and is a refreshing entry to the genre.
We meet black market mercenary Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) bloody, sweat drenched and weary from a battle hes clearly on the losing end of.
To be sure, True History of the Kelly Gang isnt exactly designed as an energizing adventure, and when it does move, its brutal.
It doesnt do anything to push the genre forward, but its better than you might think, existing comfortably somewhere on the action flick spectrum betw ..
What makes Extraction a little different that is, different enough to be good is that Hemsworth carries this history with him, from scene to scene.
Its often bloody and gruesome but doesnt always pull off its impact.
Look, Man on Fire isnt great, either, but it at least tries to put lumps in throats rather than just bullets.
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In general, Extraction is an amusing thrill ride with some highly stimulating action sequences.
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Working with a script from a familiar name in the Marvel Comics Universe, Hemsworth gets to channel his inner John Wick in this solid action flick.
Chris Hemsworths action filled Extraction is the closest thing to a summer blockbuster this year
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All that said, Extraction isnt a terrible movie, but its not just terribly great either.
Beyond some credible ambience, its a mostly characterless affair, led by a likeable but somnolent Hemsworth in a narrative which paddles about in supe ..
But what Extraction doesnt have is Bangladeshi actors in any capacity.
Sam Hargraves directing debut is impressive thanks to the action choreography and camera work. Chris Hemsworth is great in full on action mode.
The film has no surprises. Extraction is another in a dreary lineage of Chris Hemsworth roles that seem designed to make you forget everything you lik ..
While this may all read like a bunch of wild men showing off, the narrative of Extraction doesnt stop to admire its kills for audience reaction.
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Extraction keeps its promises and finds Hemsworth as the ideal lead for this action packed film.
Netflix aims to extract bored stay at homers with latest mindless action flick.
Frankly it doesnt matter how much sense the film makes when you look at the details.
That being said, Extraction isnt really the sort of film you watch for its narrative, and when the action kicks off, its easy to dismiss some of its c ..
By the time the credits roll (no, theres no Marvel style stinger), you might just find yourself repeating, Please let Sam Hargrave make a Marvel movie ..
Dumb, but kinda fun, I liked Extraction far more than I should have and would have bloody loved to watch it on the big screen.
The seams are a touch obvious in places, but the entire sequence is so thrilling that it doesnt matter.
Extraction is one of those genre movies with incredible action but standard characters in a standard plot. Thats fine. Steven Seagal and Jean Claude V ..
This is not going to win any award for performance, direction or script but you and I dont care, because is ridiculously fun, gritty, absurd and perfe ..
Thankfully theres more to this drama than meets the eye; yes its violent and action packed, but at the heart of the film theres a touching tale of red ..
Then, theres the 12 minute extended set piece made up of long takes seamlessly stitched together to look like one continuous shot.
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