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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Bad writing and acting in violent action thriller.

Movie R 2015 83 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Terrible, Terrible

Boring, Boring, Boring, complete waste of resources in a screenwriter point of view.

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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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