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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

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Despite its apparent compromises to noble finger-wagging (initially) and requisite fist-pumping (eventually), Waugh has fashioned a sturdy character-first entertainment out of Snitch."
‑ William Goss,
"Effectively illustrates the great heights we occasionally rise to for the ones we love."
‑ Sam Fragoso, Movie Mezzanine
"It's intense and involving from the start, even when it turns preachy."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Its smaller, quieter moments instill hope that Johnson can stretch even further and become worthy of much stronger material."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"The film tries to paint in shades of gray with vague criticisms of the war on drugs, but the absurdity of its he-man Everyman plot ends up turning its moral palette a muddy brown."
‑ Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly
"Dwayne Johnson tries so hard to be taken seriously in the ponderous and preposterous drama Snitch that it hurts to watch him in much the same way it hurts to watch the weightlifting competition at the summer Olympics."
‑ Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine
"Although hardly original, this tightly paced story will keep you invested through to the end"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"Snitch wants to be Breaking Bad. When the camera's on Johnson, it's just bad."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"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."
‑ Rich Cline,
"In the end, this is a movie that lives or dies on Johnson's performance, and luckily, the actor is perfect ..."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Ultimately, unfortunately, this is a property that probably would have been better as one of Johnson's old, less ambitious films - straightforwardly violent, and crammed with two-fisted revenge - than as this more polite, issue-oriented thriller."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"A pseudo-serious hand-wringing action drama that uses social importance to disguise its unoriginality."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"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."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"Directed by stuntman Ric Roman Waugh, Snitch is also a surprisingly thoughtful affair."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
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