Snitch (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Though it features one of Dwayne Johnson's more thoughtful performances, the presentation of Snitch's underlying message is muddled by lackluster storytelling and some tonal inconsistencies.


Movie Info

In the fast-paced action thriller SNITCH, Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission -- risking everything, including his family and his own life. (c) Summit

Rating: PG-13 (for drug content and sequences of violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Ric Roman Waugh, Justin Haythe
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 11, 2013
Box Office: $42.9M
Runtime:
Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment - Official Site

Cast


as Agent Cooper

as Joanne Keeghan

as Daniel Cruz

as Jason Collins

as Juan Carlos "El Topo...

as Vanessa

as Benicio

as Jay Price

as Jeffery Steele

as Isabelle Matthews

as Party Mom

as Agent Thompson

as Agent Torres

as Agent Sims

as Team Leader

as Heavy Gangster

as Street Dealer

as Female Guard

as Keeghan's Assistant

as Gangbanger #1

as Sheriff's Clerk

as Jane Kemp

as Police Officer

as Shipping Guy

as Terry Green

as Benicio
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Critic Reviews for Snitch

All Critics (140) | Top Critics (31)

Snitch runs close to two hours, and it's a credit to Summit Entertainment that they didn't reduce it to 90 minutes of Mexican drug loons trying to run John's truck off the highway.

Full Review… | January 6, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

Effectively illustrates the great heights we occasionally rise to for the ones we love.

Full Review… | February 1, 2014
Movie Mezzanine

Although hardly original, this tightly paced story will keep you invested through to the end

Full Review… | October 18, 2013
The National

A pseudo-serious hand-wringing action drama that uses social importance to disguise its unoriginality.

Full Review… | July 13, 2013
EricDSnider.com

It's intense and involving from the start, even when it turns preachy.

Full Review… | June 27, 2013
Shadows on the Wall

Snitch wants to be Breaking Bad. When the camera's on Johnson, it's just bad.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013
This is London

Audience Reviews for Snitch

An enjoyable if very flawed vehicle concerning an everyday man (Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson) and how his son (Rafi Gavron) is arrested after being set-up by his best friend in a drug sting, even though he had no intent to sell or obtain as much as he did by accident. After he is sentenced to the law's minimum requirement, ten years in prison, his father decides to cut a deal with the federal government and try to capture a big fish in the cartel drug market, which would dramatically reduce his son's sentence. Although it has some big, big problems, mostly the believability of this kind of situation, this movie is clearly made to be entertaining, and for that it largely succeeds. It does try to take a tough stance on the drug war in our country, but sadly this is not the kind of movie in which this serious perspective makes a lot of sense to make any sort of impact. "The Rock" is great like he always is in films like this, and the ending chase scene brings the goods, with a terrific supporting turn from Jon Bernthal as one of his workers who decides to help him out not knowing what he is getting himself into. Overall, decent, but nothing outstanding.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

4 stars in it's genre; I just enjoyed the hell out of this one. A nice movie for a Saturday evening, you won't be disappointed. And you can bring your girlfriend too.

Saxia
Saskia D.

Super Reviewer

½

A pretty good action flick that gets bonus points for being based on true events. I thought "The Rock" did a good job in this. I am usually annoyed with wrestling actors since 99.9% of them cannot act. But "The Rock" seems to be that 1% that can. I enjoy watching him in movies.
The story is pretty intense and really puts you at aw that a father went to such extremes to save his son from prison life. Father, I applaud you.
It was nice seeing Jon Bernthal. I miss him in The Walking Dead. He brought the crazy and I miss it.
The movie is definitely worth seeing if you get the chance. =]

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