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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Nobody does anything by the rules here, and the result is violence and chaos, with no consequences.
Positive Role Models
Supposedly these are American heroes, but their behavior is reckless and selfish.
Violence & Scariness
Heavy violence with guns and shooting. Fights, chases, martial arts fighting. Bashing on head with toilet tank lid. Characters die. Bloody wounds. Kidnapping. Nails through hand. Taser. Smoke bomb. Tranquilizer dart.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Brief glimpse of topless pole dancer. Flirting, kissing. Women in revealing clothes viewed as objects. Woman shown in a bra.
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Multiple uses of "f--k," plus "motherf----r," "s--t," "p---y," "c--ksucker," "bitch," "ass," "goddamn," "hell," "piss," "d--k," "slut," "jerking off," and uses of "Jesus," "Jesus Christ," and "God" (as exclamations).
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Products & Purchases
A Ford Mustang is used in a chase scene, logo visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Character orders a whisky in a bar. Background/social drinking. Character pretends to be drunk.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Extraction is an action movie with lots of violence -- including guns and shooting, fighting, bloody wounds, and characters dying. A woman is briefly shown topless; there's also kissing (both male-female and female-female) and women in skimpy clothing/underwear viewed as objects. Language is very strong, with multiple uses of "f--k," plus "s--t," "c--ksucker," "p---y," and many more. There's also some brief background drinking. Despite the presence of Bruce Willis in a small role, there's little to attract teens (or anyone) to this sub-par effort. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Bad acting, clunky cinematography and editing, heavy violence, and a less-than-genius screenplay make this a totally disposable action movie, not even recommendable to die-hard Willis fans. Director Steven C. Miller and co-writers Max Adams and Umair Aleem leave no cliche unturned, from a flashback opening that explains all the single-minded character motivations to come, to a half-baked romance, a noisy music score, and a "twist" that's more annoying than surprising.
Lutz and Carano both seem to have been hired based on their skills in the gym rather than their acting, and Willis isn't on-screen long enough to make up for them. Supporting characters are ridiculously thin and often rather dumb. And the whole thing is wrapped up in a choppy, shaky filming style that makes all the chases, fights, and shoot-outs numbing instead of exciting. EXTRACTION's main achievement is that it makes us feel sorry for poor Willis, who surely deserves better.
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