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It's an action thriller that operates with the conventional mechanisms of the genre and does not have the slightest intention of bringing some strength to the plot of the mercenary trapped by his past. [Full review in Spanish]
It says a lot that the most interesting thing about Extraction is its end credits, which clock in at a staggering 14 minutes. Coincidentally, it's also about 14 minutes into the film that you'll start to lose interest.
Hemsworth plays a hardened and haunted mercenary (is there another kind?) who is hired to "extract" the son of a Bangladeshi drug lord who has been kidnapped by his rival. That's the entire narrative of the story.
'Extraction' isn't a terrible movie, but it's not just terribly great either. The action is sharply done and it pulls along at a brisk pace, but it's when things slow down that you begin to notice it's running on fumes.
Extraction is a lackluster and forgettable affair, despite some exciting moments. But then again, most modern war movies are exactly that. Chris Hemsworth is in a movie where stuff blows up and it's free. We're all going to watch it.