Snitch

Snitch

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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
ActionThriller
82%
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Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

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.

3.0
0

A Thrill Ride

A more dramatic turn for Dwayne Johnson. It's nice to see him branching out & it actually working.

4.0
0

Thoroughly enjoyed it

Influenced by true events, this gripping tale was told at a great pace. Excellent acting by Dwayne Johnson who again proves his talent with both dramatic and action roles. Good supporting cast. Very well directed - and without any over-sentimentality. Enough action without being over the top for the storyline. We both thought it was a great movie.

4.0
0

'Snatch' it away...

Well, it is based on a true story (book by Booker T Mattison) which I am yet to read, an it plays like it too. Enjoyed it like 'Three Days Later' 'Taken' 'Frequency' other father/son sorta flicks. Its good to see more encouraging films, than alien attacks or apocoliptic movies. Anyway, pretty average with normal action, maybe cos its family (and based in...

2.0
0

Nice surprise

Not at all what I expected. Not the usual bash (which i enjoy). An actual story with an actual plot. All character's including the Rock were credibly played and the storyline (loosely factual) was good. Any shortcomings, if any, were not in the actors, more the directing. But a good effort to serious acting by Dwayne and a very warm, realistic story....

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

3.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

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.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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.

0
Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

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.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

3.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

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.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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.

0

A Thrill Ride

A more dramatic turn for Dwayne Johnson. It's nice to see him branching out & it actually working.

4.0
0

Thoroughly enjoyed it

Influenced by true events, this gripping tale was told at a great pace. Excellent acting by Dwayne Johnson who again proves his talent with both dramatic and action roles. Good supporting cast. Very well directed - and without any over-sentimentality. Enough action without being over the top for the storyline. We both thought it was a great movie.

4.0
0

'Snatch' it away...

Well, it is based on a true story (book by Booker T Mattison) which I am yet to read, an it plays like it too. Enjoyed it like 'Three Days Later' 'Taken' 'Frequency' other father/son sorta flicks. Its good to see more encouraging films, than alien attacks or apocoliptic movies. Anyway, pretty average with normal action, maybe cos its family (and based in...

2.0
0

Nice surprise

Not at all what I expected. Not the usual bash (which i enjoy). An actual story with an actual plot. All character's including the Rock were credibly played and the storyline (loosely factual) was good. Any shortcomings, if any, were not in the actors, more the directing. But a good effort to serious acting by Dwayne and a very warm, realistic story....

3.0
0