Extraction (2020) Movie Review

Director: Sam Hargrave

Writer: Joe Russo (Screenplay) Joe Russo (Graphic Novel)

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Shivam Vichare, Piyush Khati, Randeep Hooda

Plot: Tyler Rake, a fearless black market mercenary, embarks on the most deadly extraction of his career when he’s enlisted to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord.

Runtime: 1 Hour 56 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Verdict: Explosive Actioner

Story: Extraction starts when Indian kid Ovi Mahajan (Jaiswal) is abducted by a rival gang, the ransom is set, his father demands his people go in for the rescue, with Nik Khan (Farahani) bringing her team in for an extraction, Tyler Rake (Hemsworth) leads the extraction mission.

Once Tyler has Ovi, he must find a way to escape the danger filled streets which seem him needing to battle gangster, police and anybody who will accept a pay check from the gangster who took him.

Thoughts on Extraction

Characters – Tyler Rake is a mercenary with a dark past, he has lost everything meaning he will do any mission that comes his way, his latest one see him going alone on an extraction mission of a kidnapped child, needing to use his skills connections to escape a city under lockdown trying to kill him. Nik Khan runs the operation, she has put the team together including Tyler and must find a solution from the outside to try and save him. Ovi is the young boy that has been kidnapped, he must learn to trust Tyler to help him get out of the situation. Saju is one of the men sent to rescue Ovi, only to find himself in the same situation Tyler is at.

PerformancesChris Hemsworth in the leading role is great to watch, he handles both the serious side and the action sequences with ease. Elsewhere we have a great cast that never look out of place through the film.

StoryThe story follows a mercenary who is assigned a mission to rescue and extract a kidnapped child only to find himself needing to fight back against an army of enemies to try and get him out alive. When we break down the story it is very simple in how everything plays out, this is entertaining to watch because it doesn’t hold back with how it unfolds. We have one person needing to take on endless enemies to get out. It might not be the most original, but it works on everything it needs to do.

ActionThe action is brutal with how the bullets are flying around getting blood flying around with the injuries, we have some wonderful sequences.

SettingsThe film keeps most of the film within the city, showing us how the city gets lockdown with no easy escape.

Scene of the Movie – The extraction gone wrong escape.

That Moment That Annoyed Me – One angle doesn’t make sense.

Final Thoughts This is a non-stop action movie that just doesn’t hold back, we have a great performance from Hemsworth in the leading role and we are kept on the edge of the seats from start to finish.

Overall: Non-Stop Action.


  1. Watched it yesterday and it was awesome. The camera work was particularly smart, the way you viewed the car chase scene as though you were in the back seat. The whole scene was one seamless take and made you feel as if you were in the car and part of the chase. Now I am waiting for Extraction 2. Hope to seen great action.

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