Snitch Reviews

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Sam Fragoso
Movie Mezzanine
February 1, 2014
Effectively illustrates the great heights we occasionally rise to for the ones we love.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Wesley Morris
Grantland
January 6, 2014
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.
James Luxford
The National
October 18, 2013
Although hardly original, this tightly paced story will keep you invested through to the end
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 13, 2013
A pseudo-serious hand-wringing action drama that uses social importance to disguise its unoriginality.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 27, 2013
It's intense and involving from the start, even when it turns preachy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
June 22, 2013
Snitch wants to be Breaking Bad. When the camera's on Johnson, it's just bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
June 22, 2013
Teeth are gritted, shaven-heads stroked, families hugged, moist-eyes blinked - but it's the sight of big things getting smashed to pieces that endures, and ultimately bores.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
June 21, 2013
Its smaller, quieter moments instill hope that Johnson can stretch even further and become worthy of much stronger material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
June 21, 2013
Dwayne Johnson tries to flex his acting muscles in this smarter-than-usual action movie, based on a true story that gets under our skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
June 21, 2013
Directed by stuntman Ric Roman Waugh, Snitch is also a surprisingly thoughtful affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
June 20, 2013
If Snitch ultimately perishes from over-ambition, at least it's an honourable death.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 20, 2013
Good intentions are all but submerged in nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
June 20, 2013
Spurious isn't the word. Po-faced anti-drug film based on the silliest legal loophole ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
June 20, 2013
Neither clever nor stupid enough to work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 20, 2013
Overall Snitch aims to entertain and yank a parental heartstring but events unfold, it lessens the effect and cultivates in a forehead-slapping ending that does raise the odd snigger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
June 20, 2013
Johnson has the acting chops for this more dramatic fare and the story is exciting and thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
June 19, 2013
Consider it time well served.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 19, 2013
The script can't quite decide whether it's a serious emotional drama or a pumped-up action flick and it ends up disappointing on both counts as a result.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Carnevale
The List
June 17, 2013
Overall it's a solid thriller that hints at a life beyond blockbusters for its leading man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
June 17, 2013
What's undeniably credibility-cracking is the idea of The Rock as an Ordinary Joe in jeopardy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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