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  • Summary: Joel is one step away from selling his flavor extract factory and retiring to easy street when a freak workplace accident sets in motion a series of
    disasters that put his business and personal life in jeopardy. (Miramax)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. The funniest American comedy of the summer.
  2. 75
    Extract is an exuberant original...like no other and one of the best comedies of the year.
  3. 75
    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 need it now.
  4. A mix of coolheaded cultural satire and anxiety-inducing workplace and marital shenanigans, Extract is an odd project. It's smarter than most of the comedies out there right now, but that doesn't necessarily make it funnier.
  5. 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.
  6. 50
    All we have here are bits, so many, in fact, that Extract’ feels more like a collection of crumbs.
  7. Reviewed by: Dan Zak
    20
    May be the most disappointing American comedy of the decade, partly because it's jokeless and joyless but mostly because it squanders an all-star cast of superb comic talent.

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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. WendyL.
    Sep 4, 2009
    8
    We loved this movie. The characters are funny, the lines are hysterical, and the actors do a terrific job. Ben Affleck was a hoot, and the We loved this movie. The characters are funny, the lines are hysterical, and the actors do a terrific job. Ben Affleck was a hoot, and the next door neighbor of Jason Bateman was like so many people you know who don't realize they are obnoxious. A very small crowd laughed uproariously all through the film. Why this hasn't been promoted more is beyond me. This was time and money well spent. Expand
  3. RyanSc.
    Jan 5, 2010
    8
    As a huge Mike Judge fan, I thought this movie was a treat. Great characters, hilarious situations, and a big heart.
  4. CatS.
    Sep 5, 2009
    5
    This movie could have been so much better! Kristen Wiig is pretty much wasted in the role. All the critics are mentioning how great Ben This movie could have been so much better! Kristen Wiig is pretty much wasted in the role. All the critics are mentioning how great Ben Affleck is in it. I beg to differ. I think if I hadn't gone into it expecting it to be really funny, it would have been better. It was entertaining, which is why I gave it a five, but NOT any kind of hugely funny comedy. I think critics tend to overpraise movies from iconoclastic types like Judge. It's like they want it to be better than it is. Expand
  5. JT
    Oct 3, 2009
    3
    This movie is not funny... even on the rare occasions that the jokes work.
  6. TerenceS
    Sep 7, 2009
    3
    This movie cannot even be called a comedy. I laughed maybe 3 to 4 times. In a move to appease Hollywood types, this movie even lacks the This movie cannot even be called a comedy. I laughed maybe 3 to 4 times. In a move to appease Hollywood types, this movie even lacks the originality of Idiocrasy. In a move to get Arrested Development fans, by casting Bateman, pretty much the same characters are present. There is a possibility that it may grow on someone the more times you watch it, but it doesn't seem likely from what I saw. Expand
  7. EricO.
    Sep 5, 2009
    0
    Big disappointment. I didn't laugh once. Office Space is one of my all time favorite movies. Excellent cast but the script was void of humor.

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