Movie Review: Extraction

Alana Amaya | Staff Writer

Netflix’s official poster for the movie

Rating: 4/5 stars

Retired special operations officer, Extraction’s Tyler Rake (played by Chris Hemsworth), gets hired for a private mission by an Indian mob leader to rescue his son, Ovi Mahajan, kidnapped by a mob leader of a neighboring country (Bangladesh). The plot centers around Tyler’s difficult mission to extract the child who was forcefully held by the mob, inserting himself into the heart of the Bangladesh capital and the sector controlled by the drug cartel, to earn a lot of money by taking Ovi to the extraction point. The original plan of extraction fails, leaving Tyler to improvise on how to reach a secondary extraction point. Including a killing spree with lots of gunshots as well as street fights between the operative (Tyler) and several gang members, a lot of fighting develops throughout the whole movie, leaving it as a great pick for those who enjoy an action-packed thrill ride of a film. Among the incessant action scenes are many plot twists that occur throughout the movie, for example, the end of the movie is not how usual hero movies end, a bold choice that still left me unsatisfied as it seemed forced and unnecessary. While there was an attempt at an emotional moment, the movie as a whole lacked depth in my opinion. I could see it as a favorite for those who look for nothing but nonstop action in a movie, but if you are looking for a deeper, more intricate storyline, I would look elsewhere — which is why I would give it a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.