The comedy offers a gentle reminder that it’s people not slogans that form the spinal cord of America’s democracy.
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, )
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Delroy Lindo, Jean Reno, Johnny Nguyen, Jasper Paakkonen, Paul Walter Hauser, Mélanie Thierry, Chadwick Boseman, Jonathan Majors, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters, Le Y Lan
This is a work of passion and anger and it conveys points in the subtext that provoke an emotional and intellectual response.
The result is familiar Apatow: simultaneously funny and touching with elements of pathos to go along with the raunchiness.
A brand of exploitation that feels surprisingly fresh considering how many tropes it recycles.
Works not because of anything surprising in the story but because the filmmakers have paid such attention to the way in which it is crafted that it unfolds effortlessly and with great panache.
Plays well on the small screen because the essence of the film – an exploration of characters and their relationships – remains unchanged.
Works best when viewed within the larger context of how moviemaking shifted during the 1950s and 1960s than as a stand-alone motion picture.
Everything emphasizes the Tall Tale aspects, from the electric, trippy cinematography to the larger-than-life performances of the lead actors.
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.
A serious-minded drama that focuses on those who accept the skewed and short-range perspective associated with high school royalty.