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Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck, Kristen Wiig, Clifton Collins, and J.K. Simmons star in writer/director Mike Judge's comedy about a flower-extract plant owner contending with an ever-growing avalanche of personal and professional disasters. An employee at the factory has just suffered an unfortunate accident on the assembly line, but little does the put-upon owner realize that things are about to get much worse. As the injured employee threatens to sue and it begins to look like his company will be bought out, the frazzled owner attempts to catch the culprit responsible for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There are so many good jokes packed in there."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"It has all the ingredients for cult immortality and will likely live on long after this year's Oscar winners are forgotten."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Even if the whole isn't quite the sum of its parts, those parts offer enough touches of off-kilter inspiration to amuse."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"There is a lot of unconvincing, random plot, most characters are deeply unsympathetic and the women are poorly served by underdeveloped roles."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Aside from being not all that funny, Judge's droll-ish observations on the small-mindedness of corporate America never hit the mark while there are too many go-nowhere plot diversions."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"The entire cast, in fact, seems to be having fun, with Affleck and Koechner cheerfully stealing each one of their scenes."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"These days, it appears to be a rare gift to do comedy in a way that comes across as smart, but never superior or willfully crass. Bateman has that talent to spare."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Extract doesn't have a memorable message, a moralizing mission or a satirical axe to grind. But if your life needs a little humorous flavoring, pour away."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"Has many promising ingredients, yet somehow none of them quite gel."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Judge knows his game well enough, but too often the jokes feel like seasoning to a premise that is just slightly overdone."
‑ Adam Woodward, Little White Lies
"There are some priceless character turns."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Mike Judge's Extract -- modest, no big deal but very savvy -- is the funniest American comedy of the summer."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"A decade on from his sublime white collar wage-slave comedy Office Space, director Mike Judge returns to the workplace for this gentle satire."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"The film is never funny enough, and comes across as dispiritingly mean."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"Extract is the kind of economical comedy that's more about sly grins of acknowledgments and quiet chuckles than rolling in the aisles laughter."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
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