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'Extract' Has Moments of Excellence, but it's No 'Office Space'new

The movie suffers from its inherent sitcom silliness, as well as from a painfully neat ending that ties everything up in a bow and covers it with sugar sprinkles. But Extract isn't a terrible film; it's just a flawed one.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  09-16-2009  |  Reviews

Toil and Trouble: 'Extract' and 'My One and Only'new

Mike Judge has another workplace comedy; My One and Only is simply belabored.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  09-04-2009  |  Reviews

'Extract,' Like its Lead Character, is About Averagenew

As a sketch-like trifle built from well observed details, it pretty much splits the temperamental difference between Mike Judge's cartoons: subtler than Beavis and Butt-Head, but broader than King of the Hill.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Jonathan Kiefer  |  09-02-2009  |  Reviews

'Extract' Star Jason Bateman Plays it Straightnew

After working in the film and television industry for almost three decades, Jason Bateman has finally become a leading man. He says that Extract director Mike Judge saw similarities between Arrested Development's Michael Bluth and Joel and felt that he would be believable in the role.
The Georgia Straight  |  Ian Caddell  |  08-31-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Extract' Makes it Clear That Mike Judge Needs to Make More Features

Extract can't help but pale to Judd Apatow's work that has set the bar high for this kind of comedy. Nonetheless, you get the sense that if Mike Judge made more pictures, he'd hit his stride alongside the likes of Apatow pretty quick.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  08-31-2009  |  Reviews

Nation of Idiots: Beavis and Butthead's Grandfather Runs for Presidentnew

With Bush we got eight years of corporate looting of the nation's hard-earned wealth. With McCain we'll have four more years of kleptocrats picking at the national corpse. Eventually there'll be nothing left. But we should vote for this guy because, well, something about him standing up against bullshit tire pressure pinkos and that anti-Christ smart talking celebrity fella. Ya gotta love American presidential elections.
Artvoice  |  Michael I. Niman  |  08-18-2008  |  Commentary

Dead-On Visionnew

Mike Judge's comedy is the story of a man who awakes 500 years in the future to find a society so dumbed-down that he instantly becomes the smartest person alive.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  09-11-2006  |  Reviews

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