• Todd Puhl

Movie Review: Extraction

Updated: May 29, 2019


So where do I start with this? Maybe what made me think about watching this particular film and the only thing I have to go with is the cast. But after watching it I wish I had done a little more research on the behind the scenes people and I may have avoided the time wasted on this particular movie.


'A former CIA operative is kidnapped by a group of terrorists. When his son learns there is no plan for his father to be saved, he launches his own rescue operation.’


IMDb 3.9/10        Metacritic  25/100         Rotten Tomatoes 0%


A review from The Hollywood Reporter named Frank Scheck found that it was from the same production company blamed for a number of other Bruce Willis duds such as Vice, The Prince, and Fire With Fire.  And that either Bruce liked working with them or that he was being blackmailed.  Totally wish I had read that exact blurb prior to watching the movie because I wouldn’t have watched it at all


The cast included Bruce Willis, Kellan Lutz, Dan Bilzerian and Gina Carano.  Now aside from Bruce we aren’t talking mind-blowing cast however I did see Carano in Haywire and Deadpool and she wasn’t horrendous.  I seem to recall seeing Kellan Lutz in some indy underground fighting movie with Samuel L Jackson so I didn’t think it could be all that bad right.  Bruce Willis will save it somewhat and that is where I was wrong.


So where do I start with this?  Maybe what made me think about watching this particular film and the only thing I have to go with is the cast.  But after watching it I wish I had done a little more research on the behind the scenes people and I may have avoided the time wasted on this particular movie.  

The film just goes from fight scene to fight scene with a semi-ridiculous plot in between.  Even the villains in the movie are boring and you don’t have a care in the world for them.  It’s just a very dull and dragging movie.  You would almost rather be having bloodwork done or a dental cleaning at least it’s being productive during that time frame.   


Even the ending has a classic double cross ending with the hero and the family friend.


There weren’t any surprises and within a few short minutes of the predictable double cross at the end the movie was over and you are just left sitting there with your shoulders shrugging wondering what you just watched and why you just watched it

Would I buy this movie?  You should get a root canal instead.  What is that?  You don’t need one get one anyways it will be better than this flick.  And a lot better investment I am sure.  Should you rent it?  Go to the cheap movie rental wall and grab 4 of them and I will bet 90% of the time 3 of those 4 movies will be better than this.  Save yourself the time, save yourself the pain.  I took a bullet for the team on this one.  I think Gabbypool should have pitted this against Manos I am sure Manos would have won out but this is pretty horrid.  STAY AWAY


1 Beard out of 5


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