MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 687 this week

Extract (2009)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 33,687 users   Metascore: 61/100
Reviews: 97 user | 189 critic | 33 from Metacritic.com

Joel, the owner of an extract plant, tries to contend with myriad personal and professional problems, such as his potentially unfaithful wife and employees who want to take advantage of him.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 27 Jul 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 19 Dec 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 10 Feb 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 20 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Extract" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Extract (2009)

Extract (2009) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Extract.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A top Hollywood talent agent finds his cushy existence threatened when he discovers that his wife is cheating on him and that his journal has been swiped by a reporter out to bring him down.

Director: Mike Binder
Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Romijn, John Cleese
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company - and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.

Director: John Wells
Stars: Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones
State of Play (2009)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.

Director: Kevin Macdonald
Stars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck
Smokin' Aces (2006)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

Director: Joe Carnahan
Stars: Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A man accidentally hits a homeless person with his car and then can't seem to get rid of him the rest of the night.

Director: Jordan Brady
Stars: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Luke Wilson
Hollywoodland (2006)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A detective examines the mysterious death of George Reeves, TV's Superman.

Director: Allen Coulter
Stars: Adrien Brody, Ben Affleck, Diane Lane
To the Wonder (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.

Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem
Runner Runner (2013)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.

Director: Brad Furman
Stars: Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of what happens one day in New York when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud.

Director: Roger Michell
Stars: Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Staunton
Idiocracy (2006)
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

Director: Mike Judge
Stars: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Rick Robinson is a ladder-climbing law intern from Miami with four days until the Bar Exam. Desperate to score points with his boss (McAllister), he commits to a favor he can't afford. He ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Black
Stars: Benjamin Gourley, Mila Kunis, Jon Heder
Tom Cool (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After going through 50 jobs, a young man lands a dream gig as a driver for an escort service.

Director: Ron Carlson
Stars: Mila Kunis, Nicki Aycox, Dian Bachar
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Javier Gutierrez ...
...
...
...
Lamberto Gutierrez ...
Edit

Storyline

Joel, the owner of an extract manufacturing plant, constantly finds himself in precarious situations that steadily worsen by the minute. First, his soon-to-be floor manager acquires a serious injury in a machine malfunctioning accident that subsequently endangers the wellbeing of his company. Second, his personal life doesn't fair much better when he takes the advice of his bartending friend Dean during a drug-induced brainstorming session on how to test his wife's faithfulness. Finally, compounding these catastrophes is new employee Cindy, who happens to be a scam artist intent on milking the company for all its worth. Now, Joel must attempt to piece his company and his marriage back together all while trying to figure out what he's really after in life. Written by The Massie Twins

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy for anyone who punches in and checks out. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual references and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Glavni sastojak  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,513,634 (USA) (4 September 2009)

Gross:

$10,814,185 (USA) (9 October 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Gene Simmons' character Joe Adler is a nod to attorney Jim Adler and his "Have you been injured?!?!" local TV commercials. See more »

Goofs

In the cemetery scene, Suzie's hair changes position several times as shots change, between pulled back over her shoulder to hanging down in front. See more »

Quotes

Joel: If I don't get home before 8, she puts on the sweatpants.
Joel: And once the sweatpants are on, I get nothing.
See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a short scene during the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Dancing with the Stars (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Apurate
Courtesy of Killer Tracks
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A comedy that really doesn't know what kind it wants to be.
4 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Awkward situational humor has really been the staple of all of Mike Judge's films and TV ventures (besides the immortal Beavis and Butthead), and his latest effort, "Extract", is really no different. The viewer, I'm guessing, is supposed to laugh at these situations and just take it from there, allowing the actors to feel around. This takes the emphasis off the actors and more on the story, and therein lies the problem. "Extract" is a comedy built for one thing and written for another, and in the end, it becomes a mildly, yet forgettable movie.

"Extract" is so obviously written to be the next "Office Space", which will forever remain Judge's crown jewel as far as films go. The situations are awkwardly funny, yet there really doesn't seem to be a balance to most of it. Judge's newest is rather repetitive in its approach - Joel goes to work, is unhappy. Joel comes home, is interrupted by his annoying neighbor. Joel goes to the bar. Ben Affleck says something witty. Mila Kunis looks hot. The film continues down this path aimlessly, not really offering to build up any suspense as to what could happen with our characters, until a really useless event in the plot causes the movie to end. It experiments with a bit of character development in the lead role of Joel, but everyone else is either a cliché, someone who is not worth developing, or a plot device.

You'll notice that I said the film is written to be an awkward situational comedy, and it clearly is - however, the comedians cast in parts are not really meant for these kind of roles. For some (Jason Bateman, Dustin Milligan), it works and they fit their characters well. For others (Mila Kunis, Clifton Collins Jr.), both actor and character seem out of place, like they belong in a more slapstick or more vulgar and/or stereotypical comedy. The real plus comes from Ben Affleck, who is hilarious just about every time he graces us with his presence, while Kristen Wiig is VASTLY underused. Clifton Collins Jr. is great as well, while Mila Kunis is almost as out of place as she was in "Max Payne". If anything, this film has the most random cameo of all time from Gene Simmons.

Maybe Judge has lost his touch, though I doubt that, because he has a great cameo in the film as well...but his writing is done in a way that it feels like he's building up to one huge punchline that never comes. Don't get me wrong, most people will have a few chuckles and smiles at "Extract", but with Judge's name on it, you'd expect it to be a bit better than the occasional laugh and grin. It doesn't know whether to be absurd, as some characters and jokes are, or the awkward comedy that Judge is so great at doing.

To put it simple, "Extract" lacks the strength of plot, relatability, and character development that Judge's previous works have had. Joel is no Peter from "Office Space". Ben Affleck's character, an obvious rehash of Deidrich Bader's character from the same movie, is the one saving grace, and even he isn't good enough to stop this from becoming nothing more than a mediocre comedy that's best saved for a DVD rental.


78 of 121 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What was the point of... trini_14glimmer
I LOVED LOVED This movie sandradandcompany
Ben Affleck Ruined It... selmer_freak
did anyone else see danny devitto in this movie too? wrby1924
'with Ben Affleck'? BjaminDS-1
All the HATE ... krispy_123
Discuss Extract (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page