Extract Synopsis
Joel is one step away from selling his flavor extract factory until a series of disasters occur.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The funniest American comedy of the summer.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Isn't an instant classic, but it bumps along agreeably.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Judge is in the business of social satire, and his laughs can sting, but his movie is a comic salute to free enterprise. And, boy, do we...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Affleck ought to do more quirky character roles rather than leading-man parts in action films. Bateman plays his low-key straight...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A mix of coolheaded cultural satire and anxiety-inducing workplace and marital shenanigans, Extract is an odd project. It's smarter than...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The entire cast, in fact, seems to be having fun, with Affleck and Koechner cheerfully stealing each one of their scenes. And the jokes...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Couldn't Mike Judge, with his acid wit, have come up with a better title for a suburban-schlub comedy than ?Extract?
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
All we have here are bits, so many, in fact, that Extract’ feels more like a collection of crumbs.
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Wall Street Journal

Mr. Judge has done better...Here, by contrast, we're dealing with one-note characters, among them a sexy grifter (Mila Kunis) and a...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Not a single person in this ensemble comedy doesn't suffer from colossal stupidity.
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EXTRACT - essence of comedy! Rating: 87 out of 100. (Based on advance VIP press preview)

Mon. 8/31/2009 - EXTRACT is a 1.5hr comedy starring Jason Bateman. This hilarious movie was written and directed by Mike Judge. I had low expectation going into the advance press preview - but this...

Thoughtful and understated

By DMcHattie
This is not slapstick - this is a Mike Judge movie. It is not a 'comedy' , like The Hangover, that should be evaluated purely on the number and quality of laughs. While hilarious at times, the...

The (so-so) and Don't go people don't get it

By intlfilmclub
This is one of those usual smart funny comedies, that is steps above the usual slap stick dumb brain-less comedies therefore, I wasn't surprised that a lot of people said that the movie was bad. If...

Thank you Fandango for sending us to the premiere!

By peachyevey
I think this is Mike Judge's most put together work so far. The storyline and characters were well developed and the performances from the actors were really solid. No actor was a weak link. Granted...

some funny parts

By heika27
some funny parts in the movie but it wasn't funny enough for me to tell people they have to see it. very dry sense of humor throughout. should have been a DVD rental....

Rent it!!

By FrozenFear
The humor didn't come across as intelligently as "Office Space" or even "Idiocracy". A lot of the jokes relied on drugs or testicles and we all know Mike Judge is above that. Outside of that, though,...

Mike Judge does it again

By redyeah
The guy is brilliant. He finds ways to make his audience laugh time and time again. Loved this movie. A must for comedy fans....


By Skewer
Mila Kunis is hot, this movie is not. There were some funny moments, the bong scene, but I think this will make it to DVD pretty fast. The audio was so bad, which was a distraction, that the theater...


By suemarie
If you are a fan of "Office Space" (the movie) , you will like this. It's very funny. Jason Bateman is an owner of a factory with a wife, employees, neighbors, etc. that make him miserable. He is...

Classic Mike Judge but better writing.

By reelninja
I had the opportunity to see this at the Hollywood premiere at ArcLight Cinemas. I can't say that I enjoyed the awkward silences or the self-congratulatory cheering from the crowd (cast members) but I...

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Rated R | For language, sexual references and some drug use.
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