Extract (2009)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 4, 2009
DVD Release Date: December 22, 2009
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Extract has some very funny moments and several fine performances, but the film feels slighter and more uneven than Mike Judge's previous work.

A.O. Scott
At the Movies

There are so many good jokes packed in there.

Tom Long
Detroit News

It has all the ingredients for cult immortality and will likely live on long after this year's Oscar winners are forgotten.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

"Extract" is the classic TV sitcom about restoring normalcy amid chaos.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The entire cast, in fact, seems to be having fun, with Affleck and Koechner cheerfully stealing each one of their scenes.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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.

Michael Dequina

Even if the whole isn't quite the sum of its parts, those parts offer enough touches of off-kilter inspiration to amuse.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

There are some priceless character turns.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Mike Judge's Extract -- modest, no big deal but very savvy -- is the funniest American comedy of the summer.

Neil Pond
American Profile

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Mike Judge has always made some terrific comedies. With Extract he again makes a fun, and entertaining comedy, but compared to his other films, Extract lacks a… More
Spencer S.
Extract is a live action film written and directed by Mike Judge, most famous for his television shows King of the Hill and Beavis and Butt-head. His other live… More
Jens S.
Despite of the nice cast this comedy is somewhat forgettable and does not leave much of an impression. The exception is Gene Simmons as slimy lawyer, which is… More
Daniel Perry
I watched this a year before I reviewed it, must have overlooked it or maybe my review didn't save... and while I thought I had given it a lower rating,… More
Chris Weber
My grade is probably a bit inflated, but it's hard to ignore my bias toward Mike Judge. He gets workplaces. He gets satire too, even if the stuff on… More
Sam Barnett
Under-appreciated comedy with a great cast that is admittedly light but unabashedly sincere.