Extraction | 2020 | R | – 2.9.7
When a Bangladeshi drug lord kidnaps the teen son (Rudhraksh Jaiswal) of an Indian drug lord, a mercenary (Chris Hemsworth) is paid to extract the boy. Government corruption, roving gangs and a rogue operative (Randeep Hooda) make an already risky mission more perilous. Also with Golshifteh Farahani, Priyanshu Painyuliand and David Harbour. Directed by Sam Hargrave. Several lines of dialogue are in Hindi and Bengali with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:56]
Extraction SEX/NUDITY 2
– A husband and his wife kiss. Teenage boys talk about teenage girls and that one of them should talk to a girl saying, “She wants you.”
► Women wearing skimpy outfits (cleavage, bare abdomens, legs and partial bare buttocks are shown) are seen in a club and we see them dancing on stages. A woman wears low-cut blouses and tops that reveal cleavage in a few scenes. A man removes his shirt and we see his bare back to the waist.
Extraction VIOLENCE/GORE 9
– A man is shot through a door (blood sprays), the gunman enters the room and shoots many other men, he fights several, swords and knives are used to slash and we see a man lying dead in a puddle of blood; a table is kicked into a man’s head, a rake is slammed into a man’s head and another man is held over the tines of the rake until his face is pushed onto them with a crunch. Armed police move through an apartment block and a man stabs one man in the throat, stabs others, shoots others and throws one man over a railing (we see him hit the ground below) as they try to shoot him (blood sprays and splatters). A man is shot in the back, he falls to the ground and drags himself to shelter where he dribbles blood and wheezes; he gets up and shoots other gunmen until he is shot in the throat from behind (we see the bullet hole as he falls to his knees), and leans back against a bridge railing and flips over the side into water below. A man stands at a urinal (we do not see flesh or hear urine), and another person enters the room and shoots him in the head (blood sprays); the man falls dead and we see blood pooling on the floor and dragged by clothing.
► A man in a room is shot through the head by someone outside (blood sprays) and another man inside cuts his binding with his teeth and strangles another man. Two teen boys smoke a marijuana cigarette outside a club and police officers approach them; the boys drop the drugs and one officer shoots one boy in the head (blood splatters) and puts a bag over the other boy’s head, kidnapping him. A preteen boy is thrown over a balcony and onto the ground below (we hear him yell and we hear a thud but do not see the result).
► A man is shot from a distance in a forest and then shot again at close range (we see blood). Several people are shot by a sniper from a distance before he is shot through the head (we see blood splatter). A man hides in a boat and kills two men onboard; one man is stabbed and we hear a crunch and we see some blood. A man and a boy run through a forest toward a boat and another man chases and shoots at them. A man with a gun moves across a bridge crowded with smoldering vehicles shooting as he goes (we see that he has several bloody wounds); the man is shot in the back, stumbles to the ground, and drags himself behind a car where he struggles to breathe and blood pours from his mouth. A helicopter opens fire on a man and a boy on a bridge shooting up many cars until the helicopter is shot out of the sky, it crashes into the side of the bridge, and then falls into the water below in flames.
► A man and a boy spend much of the movie running from people that want to kill them with many close calls: a man and a boy jump out of a truck as a preteen boy and a teen boy speed by on a motorcycle shooting at them and the man uses a metal pole to hit the motorcycle and it flips throwing the boys on the ground; the boys try to stab and shoot the man and he is alarmed when he sees many other teens with machetes and guns approaching and he fights them with punching and throwing and slamming one boy’s head into a car door; the man and the boy speed in a truck while being chased by others in vehicles, they crash into other cars, the truck crashes, flips and explodes (we see that the man and the boy have jumped out and limp away from the explosion); the man and the teen boy drive through a market while another man in a building above blows up cars and gunmen to allow them to get away; they come upon a roadblock and are stopped by police; the man and the boy speed in a car as another man shoots at them and other men in cars chase them and shoot at them, they shoot back and forth, some cars flip and crash, they crash into other cars and continue speeding and shooting and one car is slammed into and the driver is shown with a bloody head wound; the man and the boy run from gunmen and the man throws the boy from a rooftop to another rooftop, jumping across after him and they run through the building.
► Men on a street cover a man’s head with a bag and push him into a van; we see him bound as a man threatens him, holds a gun to his head and pulls the trigger (the gun is not loaded) and we see a teen boy bound and gagged in another room. An armored vehicle moves into a market area chasing a man and he runs into a warehouse where he fights several men; the man later drops two grenades into the vehicle, presumably killing the people inside. Many people are shot by two separate men as they move across a bridge and through a roadblock and smoldering cars; one man is shot and he falls back against a truck where he dies (he is very bloody). Two men fight many other men on a bridge with a lot of gunfire, slashing, blood spray and squishing. A helicopter pilot is shot in the head (blood splatters) and another man in the vehicle veers away from the area.
► A man punches another man in the face (we see his bloody nose), he draws a gun and threatens to shoot a boy, they fight with punches and throws, and one man pins the other on the floor and holds a table leg over him until he is shot twice and falls back into a chair with bloody wounds and dies. Two men fight with close blows and head-butts, they struggle and fall over a balcony onto vehicles below and then on the road where they continue to fight (they both have bloody wounds) with knives and guns and they slash and kick each other (one man has a bloody cut on his arm) and one man is struck by a car and thrown and the other man is then struck by a truck and thrown into another car (we see him alive later). A man jumps off a very tall cliff and sinks to the bottom of the water where he sits on the rocky bottom remembering his young son. A teen boy jumps off a high dive platform and sits on the bottom of a swimming pool.
► Two men argue and one man tells the other to put a bullet in a boy’s brain; he describes what will happen to the boy if the people they are running from get the boy and says that they will “start with the ears, then the fingers at the joints.” A man gives a teen boy a knife and tells him to cut off his fingers (he does not cut off his fingers). A man threatens to blow a teen boy’s “insides out.” A man threatens another man’s family. A woman tells a man, “If you’re not sober, don’t show up.” A man is told that his whole team is dead and that he should leave a boy behind and escape. A boy says, “My father kills people.” A man talks about his 6-year-old son dying from lymphoma. A man calls a teen boy a “walking corpse.”
► A teen boy is shown with a bandaged and bloody hand and we see a finger with blood on it wrapped in a piece of fabric as it is presented to a man (it is implied that the boy cut his own finger off as punishment). A man resets his own broken nose and we hear a crack as blood pours into a sink. A man has a very bloody wound on his arm and a teen boy helps him bandage it (he winces in pain). A woman enters a man’s house and sees a chicken fluttering around on a bathtub. A man removes his shirt and we see many scars and tattoos. A man and a boy wade through a sewer where we hear flies buzzing and rats squeaking and the man gags a couple of times.
Extraction LANGUAGE 7
– About 23 F-words and its derivatives, 11 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, name-calling (dumb, stupid, drug lord, hostiles, crazy, swine, insane, champ, bastard, gangster’s kid, hypocrite), exclamations (chill, relax, shut-up, bloody), 2 religious profanities (GD), 5 religious exclamations (e.g. Christ, Jesus Christ, Oh God, God). | profanity glossary |
Extraction SUBSTANCE USE
– Two teen boys smoke a marijuana cigarette outside a club, and a man takes prescription pain medication in a few scenes. People in a club scene (many are teens) are shown drinking what is presumably alcohol, people in a dance club scene are shown with alcoholic drinks, a man drinks whiskey in several scenes throughout the movie and to excess in some, and two men drink whiskey. A man smokes a cigarette and blows the smoke in another man’s face.
Extraction DISCUSSION TOPICS
– Kidnapping, revenge, humiliation, mercenaries, drug dealing, trust, money, mercy, bravery, greed, power, corruption.
– Redemption is possible when you do have a moral code despite your actions.
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