More successful when focusing on the unlikely romance between its stars than the silly and underwhelming murder mystery.
Despite a few effective “gotcha!” moments and Pegg’s performance, the movie is too artificial and undercooked to work.
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U.S. Release Date: 2020-05-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Director: Rachel Lee Goldenberg
Cast: Jessica Rothe, Alicia Silverstone, Judy Greer, Mae Whitman, Logan Paul, Chloe Bennet, Ashleigh Murray, Jessie Ennis, Josh Whitehouse, Camilla Morrone
A re-imagination of the 1983 film for a generation raised on Baz Luhrmann films and "Glee."
Everything emphasizes the Tall Tale aspects, from the electric, trippy cinematography to the larger-than-life performances of the lead actors.
The way in which it is presented by first-time feature director Lara Jean Gallagher is slow, awkward, and pretentious.
If you’re looking for a strong narrative to go along with kick-ass action, you’re not going to find it in "Extraction," which offers plenty of the latter but not a lot of the former.
Is too long by at least a half-hour for the surprisingly slight tale it has to tell.
For the first two-thirds, it's an effecting and effective tale of female bonding; however, toward the end, melodramatic contrivances result in an unlikely climax and unsatisfying denouement.
A serious-minded drama that focuses on those who accept the skewed and short-range perspective associated with high school royalty.