Thomas Jacobs invents a way to watch people's memories from the inside. Going against his morals, he accepts an offer to enter a heroin addict's memories to literally see if he committed a crime. However,a malfunction causes his consciousness to become trapped inside the criminal's mind. He remains a prisoner in the addict's memories for more than four years until he discovers the possibility of escape.
Extracted is a small budget movie about a scientists who invents a way of entering people’s minds as an observer. When he is asked to use his invention to find out whether a criminal suspect is guilt or not, things get complicated. Could or should he become more than just an observer?
This movie was a pleasant surprise. It has no fancy cinematography, no special effects to speak of, very simple sets, and not much of a sound track… But is is well written, well acted and well edited. One of those movies that makes you wonder if it would have been any better if it had had a big studio behind it and starring a big name actor. Or whether it is just right the way it is.
If you liked a movie like Memento or Primer, you may well find you enjoy this movie that has a bit of a Twilight Zone feel about it.