Extraction

2015

Action / Adventure / Crime / Drama / Thriller

14
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 16%
IMDb Rating 4 10 7264

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Cast

Gina Carano as Victoria
Bruce Willis as Leonard Turner
Kellan Lutz as Harry Turner
Summer Altice as Denise
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619.66 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 32 min
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1.27 GB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 32 min
P/S 4 / 10

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Phidippides 4 / 10

Less enjoyable than a tooth extraction

I have found that a typical formula for successful (i.e. decent to good) action movies involve adding one part mega action star and one part juicy action story involving espionage or military engagement or something similar. "How can it go wrong?" is my thinking. "A mega action star would never agree to this movie if the story is bad." Well, this movie proves my formula is not exactly foolproof.

I settled in to watch "Extraction" knowing only that it featured Bruce Willis and possibly that it involved the CIA. By the end of the movie, it's fair to say that this isn't really a Bruce Willis movie at all since he plays second fiddle to actor Kellan Lutz, who plays a character named Harry Turner. Now if someone asked me, "Do you want to watch a Kellan Lutz movie about the CIA?", I might say, "I don't know...it might not be good if a familiar actor isn't the lead." Having watched this movie, my words would be justified.

A fundamental clue that it would be poor was in the editing. The producers decided to adopt the kind of accelerated-timeline editing approach which is the death knell for action films. I don't know the motivation for this approach, but it really needs to stop. Nothing says "STOP SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF" as does the speeding up of events to cram as much action as possible into a very small window of time. It makes a story much less believable, it saps characters of development, it can be hard to follow for viewers, and it makes it a challenge for the viewer to care about what is going on.

In addition to the editing, the story line itself was rather horrid. The use of cliches has already been commented on, but beyond that it was just boring and lacked credibility. Would a desk-level CIA employee really decide to crack the heads of four other agents because he couldn't go on a rescue mission to help his father? Is one agent still working for the CIA going to feed secret information to that now-rogue CIA employee? I guess they don't really care about job security there. Was there a reason that part of the story takes place in Prague when we only get to see office shots? The list goes on.

All of this was aggravated by the ridiculous acting performances we see here. Bruce Willis, should be ashamed of himself. D.B. Sweeney has seen better days. I actually did not mind the performance of Kellan Lutz, but the real sore thumb was the acting of Gina Carano. Before watching "Extraction", I did not know who she was, but she looked vaguely familiar. I eventually realized that her performance was so wooden that she must have received her starring role for some reason other than her acting chops (I suspected she was a singer trying for a move to the movies, but it turns out she's an MMA fighter trying to get into acting). If you don't know what I mean, simply contrast her performance with the animated performance of the actress who played her roommate. Even if you think the roommate's performance was nothing special, it was still noticeably better than Carano's.

Overall, there was too much dragging this movie down. A few positives might be found, but not enough to make this movie anything but one to skip.

Reviewed by kirpo-kakkonen 2 / 10

Kellan Lutz. Hot. But fails to save anything....

A predictable, way too slow paced. Acting, for the paycheck. Just not worth the time....

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 5 / 10

Gets by on the fight scenes alone

EXTRACTION is an acceptable B-movie thriller with a lead role for THE EXPENDABLES 3 actor Kellan Lutz and a guest part for Bruce Willis. They play father-and-son agents who are left grieving when Willis' wife is murdered by gangsters. Ten years later, a valuable hacking device is stolen and Willis kidnapped, forcing his son to go into action to rescue him. This is a simple and low budget tale that's well directed by Steven C. Miller, the man behind THE AGGRESSION SCALE. Willis doesn't get much screen time and seems a bit bored by it all but Lutz makes an effort and seems to have grown as an actor since the last time I saw him. The story is nothing special and features a few twists along the way. Gina Carano shows up as Lutz's ex and turns out to be a major ally, but her acting abilities are really limited here and I felt embarrassed by her attempts at humour. Still, the film does get by on a series of crunchy, well-choreographed fight scenes which feel inspired by BOURNE. The best is the bathroom fight against the assassin which is really neatly done.

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