Snitch
Snitch (2013)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 11, 2013
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56%
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61%



Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

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.

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William Goss
Film.com

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.

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Sam Fragoso
Movie Mezzanine

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

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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine

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.

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James Luxford
The National

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

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

In the end, this is a movie that lives or dies on Johnson's performance, and luckily, the actor is perfect ...

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
An enjoyable if very flawed vehicle concerning an everyday man (Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson) and how his son (Rafi Gavron) is arrested after being… More
Lanning : )
It's The Rock! Three stars : ) Is it believable? No, of course not. How they ever got Susan Sarandon to play along in this is beyond me, but I say… More
Saskia D.
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… More
Phil Hubbs
So I kinda thought this was your typical Dwayne Johnson action vehicle, judging by the menacing poster for the film you'd be forgiven for agreeing with me.… More
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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… More
Al S
A strong and exhilarating thriller that's packed with powerful drama and explosive action. An awesome, hard-boiled, character-driven, emotionally effective… More