Here’s what critics are saying about the film Extraction featuring Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda, Priyanshu Painyuli, Golshifteh Farahani, David Harbour, Pankaj Tripathi and others.
Breakneck and bonkers, Chris Hemsworth, Randeep Hooda’s Netflix film is shot of adrenaline we need right now (Hindustan Times)
Hargrave displays a flair for inventive camerawork, a skill for building tension, and an unexpected talent for injecting moments of fist-pumping humour. He switches perspectives and scale seamlessly, all thanks to intricate choreography and a handful of excellent performances, and creates an action scene for the ages — one that could almost function independently as a short film, with a beginning, a middle and an end. Complete review here.
Chris Hemsworth’s staggering action deserves a theatrical release but falls short on story (Pinkvilla)
Without a doubt, Extraction will be counted as one of the best action films of 2020. From the word go, director Hargrave put his best foot forward and blows your mind with every frame and leaves no stone unturned to make Extraction a visual delight. The two-hour flick constantly keeps you on the edge. There came a point where I felt I was in a live-action video game as I watched the movie unfold. Sam’s directorial skills and cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel are commendable. Making the best out of the OTT platform, the duo doesn’t shy away from exploring the gore and raw side of the mafia world. Complete review here.
Extraction on Netflix: Film review (Variety)
It shouldn’t surprise that Hargrave, who’s something of a fight specialist, has some flashy moves up his sleeve. Working closely with cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel (the “Drive” DP, who’s come a long way since “Latino,” a movie awfully similar to the “Ciudad” graphic novel), Hargrave blocks and shoots the altercations in such a way that audiences can quickly read what’s happening. Rake fights dirty, but the coverage is clean, emphasizing what an efficient improviser he is in the moment. Complete review here. Complete review here.