Initial Release: April 24, 2020
Director: Sam Hargrave
“Extraction” stars Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake, A black-market mercenary who has nothing to lose is hired to retrieve the kidnapped son of a crime lord. But in the murky underworld, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible.
The fight scenes are plastic and glossy. Hargrave mistakes gore for cool and technical prowess for choreography, deploying overlong one-take shots that look like “Call of Duty” outtakes. He does commit to the location, though, creating a properly global thriller with a fine ensemble cast. Much of the dialogue is in Hindi and Bengali, and the Bollywood actors — particularly Hooda, as well as Priyanshu Painyuli as a swaggering mob boss — lift the dull proceedings, delivering their lines with a hint of melodrama. They’re a tease for how fun this movie could have been if it weren’t so somber.