Extraction Delivers on its Promise
Sam Hargrave’s Extraction is a great opportunity for Chris Hemsworth to show off his action fight scene skills (plus emoting)* and educated me that in Bangladesh the cars are driven on the left side. The cast is sufficiently international, with Rudhraksh Jaiswal (Ovi) and Randeep Hooda (Saju) giving outstanding performances as the kidnapped boy, and the factotum tasked with recovering him. While it does seem for a while to be one very long fight scene, things do eventually slow down for some character growth before picking back up again.
The verdict: Good
Cost: Netflix monthly fee ($8.99)
Where watched: at home
Consider also watching:
- Out of Sight
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
*This is a bloody film, with many red shirts sacrificed. “Oh for Hemsworth to have chosen a quiet, indie drama,” was a thought I had more than once.
- What do you think that last image was leaving us with?
- Which of the many fight scenes was your favorite?
- What do you think the lives of the many, many (many) now-departed Red Shirts were like?
Favorite IMDB trivia item:
The child you see in the flashbacks on the beach is Chris Hemsworth’s real-life son.
Other reviews of Extraction:
- Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
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