Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
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  1. Extract, for all its surface reminders of Judge’s 1999 cult hit, "Office Space" (it’s set around a suburban bottling plant), shows its maker taking the smallest step toward lesser comic matters of infidelity and bong abuse. It feels slightly beneath him. That’s not to say you should skip it.
  2. The jokes in Extract play almost like afterthoughts, the last-second add-ons of a former animator who, until now, has always treated his flesh-and-blood characters a bit like cartoon caricatures and vice versa.
  3. The entire cast, in fact, seems to be having fun, with Affleck and Koechner cheerfully stealing each one of their scenes. And the jokes come often enough to leave us consistently amused and occasionally delighted.
  4. Couldn't Mike Judge, with his acid wit, have come up with a better title for a suburban-schlub comedy than ?Extract?
  5. 50
    All we have here are bits, so many, in fact, that Extract’ feels more like a collection of crumbs.
  6. A larger discomfort with Extract is an ambivalent attitude about comedy and social class. Mocking an officious middle-manager is always fair game; ridiculing blue-collar workers who resent their mindless jobs just feels mean.
  7. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    50
    While Extract is mildly amusing and a slice of a mostly working-class world that doesn't make it into comedy that much anymore, it's not completely convincing as a movie.
  8. Not a single person in this ensemble comedy doesn't suffer from colossal stupidity.
  9. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    40
    The picture's attempts at comic portraiture feel sketchy at best, more or less assigning each character a single, belabored trait.
  10. What’s most striking about Extract, beyond the scarcity of jokes and absence of actual filmmaking, is its deep well of sourness, which at times borders on misanthropy.
  11. Reviewed by: Joanne Kaufman
    40
    Mr. Judge has done better...Here, by contrast, we're dealing with one-note characters, among them a sexy grifter (Mila Kunis) and a dim-witted gigolo (Dustin Milligan); situations that stretch all credibility; and jokes that are never more than sort of funny.
  12. 40
    Easily the most disappointing movie of the summer, Extract is more significantly the biggest letdown of its esteemed creator’s career.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 84 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 39
  2. Negative: 16 out of 39
  1. katiey
    Jan 18, 2010
    9
    What's with all the hate? I thought it was a really funny movie! Jason Bateman is great!
  2. Sep 1, 2014
    6
    An unusual film subject which ultimately ends up working and being quite humorous. Jason Bateman is in top-form in this not-your-averageAn unusual film subject which ultimately ends up working and being quite humorous. Jason Bateman is in top-form in this not-your-average comedy. Not bad! Full Review »
  3. Nov 4, 2013
    0
    Glad I am not the only one who hated it. Unfunny and painfully slow/boring. Very generic comedy that I would not recommend to anyone atGlad I am not the only one who hated it. Unfunny and painfully slow/boring. Very generic comedy that I would not recommend to anyone at all....what so ever. Full Review »