Director: Sam Hargrave
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, David Harbour
Rating: R (United States) Running Time: 116 minutes
Release Date: April 24th, 2020 - Netflix
| Film Synopsis |
Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible, forever altering the lives of Rake and the boy.
| Review |
"Extraction" is an action film for Chris Hemsworth that should be on the big screen. But during these hard times, this is perfect entertainment for you to be watching from the comfort of your home. The star reunites with "Avengers" directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who produced the film, with Joe writing the script. As a soldier for hire, he must save a son of an imprisoned drug lord who has been kidnapped by a rival’s gang and taken to Bangladesh. Action and violence are the main selling point to this film. Endless shooting, necks snapping and blood gushing on the lens. Reminds me of 80's action films with lots of body counts. Hemsworth brings plenty of physicality to the role with a number of brutal fight sequences. And let me tell you, it doesn't hold back. The hallmark of the film is an 11-minute chase sequence shot and edited to look like one fluid take.
| Overall Reaction |
Summary (out of 5)
With an outstanding leading man performance from Chris Hemsworth. I can see him becoming a new franchise action star. This film was very entertaining from start to finish and is worth the watch. Oh and for your Jim Hopper fans out there. Stranger Things’ David Harbour shows up briefly as a rival mercenary.