Snitch

Snitch

Snitch

Dwayne Johnson stars in this actioner as a father whose son has been wrongly convicted after being set up in a drug deal. In order to clear his boy's name, he goes undercover for the DEA and enters the criminal underworld posing as a transporter. Inspired by a true story, Snitch also stars Susan Sarandon, The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal and The Wire's Michael Kenneth Williams.

2013Rating: M, Drug use and violence112 minsUSA
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Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Dwayne Johnson stars in this actioner as a father whose son has been wrongly convicted after being set up in a drug deal. In order to clear his boy's name, he goes undercover for the DEA and enters the criminal underworld posing as a transporter.

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Variety

Variety

It's nice to have actors of Sarandon and Pepper's caliber onboard for the office-bound wheeler-dealer scenes, but mostly, it's the prospect of witnessing Johnson at the helm of an 18-wheeler as he rams his way through machine-gun fire that excites.

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Total Film

Total Film

Everyone needs a dose of heavy metal now and then, and if it comes with a dollop or two of social conscience, all the better.

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Time Out

Time Out

Snitch is a movie that cries out for the wiry B stars of yore: Robert Forster, a younger Tommy Lee Jones. And it would have occurred to a craftier screenwriter to make his hero’s walk on the criminal wild side a touch more tempting.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

It is so poorly directed that even Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon, playing a shrewish federal prosecutor, comes off as a hack straight off a soap opera.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Johnson's screen presence, however charismatic, is out of sync with the rest of the movie.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The dialogue is preachy, the drama too earnest and the action kind of sluggish, though it's hard not to get a jolt when Johnson jumps behind the wheel.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Unusual for this sort of thing... a film for which you remember the characters and actors more than the big action moments.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

While not the balls-out action movie the marketing suggests, this Rock-powered family drama is not with its moments.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Snitch toys with moral ambiguity and fatalism before losing its nerve and delivering the action-movie goods in a climax that hews closer to fantasy than the keenly observed realism of the film’s solid center.

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