December 8, 2013

Guest Review: Extracted @MissyFrye

Title: Extracted (2012)
Director: Nir Paniry
Starring: Sasha Roiz, Jenny Mollen, Dominic Bogart
Rating: R
Run Time: 85 Min
Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi
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A scientist who has invented a technique to watch people's memories finds himself in a dangerous situation after he's tasked with entering a heroin addict's mind to see whether the man committed murder.
Wow! Just wow.

Initially, I feared this movie would be an indie knock-off of The Cell, but the premise intrigued me enough to give it a go. I’m really glad I did.

Extracted is more character driven than other movies dealing with entering the minds of others. It relies on human interaction, emotion and the value we place on memories. There are no bright colors, mind-bending special effects or alarming settings.

The acting is above average and the director (who also wrote the screenplay) knew his vision and executed it well. The build-up came perilously close to wearisome, but the second act ramped up the tension and I found myself completely engrossed in the unfolding of the story.

I recommend this movie to sci-fi junkies and am considering watching it again, myself.

 Missy’s Rating: 4

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