Reviews & Ratings for
Extraction (2020)

Bajrangi Chrisjaan
If only someone could make some kickass action movies for us to enjoy during the lockdown!
Well, its seems our prayers have been answered. Netflix’s Extraction is out now, this is our review!
If this movie had come out in 1990s this would have been an action blockbuster. But this is the era of streaming and there is no way to gauge the quality of a film other than to see it or read reviews before hand.
Extraction is an old school action flick with new age techniques. The team behind the film is also responsible for Captain America Winter soldier, civil war, infinity war and endgame. With such a crew, the action is top notch, with shades of winter solider type camera work and kinetic movement. This could have been a Marvel movie quite easily.
The acting is adequate and Chris Hemsworth shows off his tragic Lethal Weapon Mel Gibson side… He is brooding, grieving and has a death wish. Randeep Hooda plays the kidnapped child’s guardian and he is really good in the film.
In between the action, there are some character building scenes which drag a bit, but overall the film flows pretty well and doesn’t lag too much. The story and plot is very simple, a Indian drug lord’s son has been kidnapped by his Bangladeshi rival and a team of mercenaries have been brought in to extract the child.
Plot wise I felt the film rather flowed like Terminator 2. That might be a strange comparison, but if you see the film, you will realize why I said so.
There is a 11 or 15 mins non stop one take action scene which is the highlight of the film. Though the ending climax fight is also good, the one take is the thing people will be talking about, something like what they achieved with Raid 2 but a bit more.
So if you are bored and want to see a full fledged action film on streaming, this is the right film for you!

Rating : 7.5/10 for being a solid action flick with great camera work.

I realized how India how India is shows as poor country in Hollywood movies. This movie did same to Bangladesh. Any way a unique blend of Hollywood and Bollywood, not at all bad for weekend.
Extraction is an action thriller who stars Chris Hemsworth aka we all know him for his Role in Avengers as Thor, Randeep Hooda and Rudhraksh Jaiswal with many other people with lesser screen time.

Tyler Rake an ex militant is sent to Bangladesh to retrieve an Indian Drug lord's 16 year old son Ovi who's been kidnapped by Amir,the Dhaka version of Pablo Escobar, in return for a sum of money. After a lot of gun shots and stabbing the goons, Tyler gets a hold of Ovi only to realise the special services agent who hired him, Saju had no plans of paying him and intends take Ovi from him. With Amir having the whole Dhaka on look out for Ovi. Will they get out alive or die trying?

The action scenes are brilliantly choreographed and filmed. The true definition of cinematography well done. Even with the actors doing a good job in bringing their respective charecters to life, I just wished there was more story. It almost felt like instead of developing a story line they just covered it up with overflowing action scenes. There should have been more emotional bonding between Tyler and Ovi. The basic theme of the story isn't something new, a guy who's had a tortured life and feels guilty, goes out for some soul searching and ends up doing the right thing. With the movie showing the reality of how the society and their hero's being corrupted so easily. The story had so much potential if the writing had been done well. But all in all I wouldn't say it's not worth a watch.
Nayak watched Extraction