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: February 22, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 11, 2013
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Critic Score: 57% 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

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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Amy Nicholson

Yes, this is a film where The Rock Wikipedias "drug cartels." But somehow it works.

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Josh Terry
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

It takes awhile for the action sequences in Snitch to offer payoff for the building tension, but when they do, they aren't obligatory, and they carry more meaning. That may also be why they feel so much more realistic, in spite of an exploding car or two.

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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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William Goss

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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Mike McCahill
Metro (UK)

This frowning, mostly funless effort logs the action with bluntly defined secondary characters.

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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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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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J. Olson

"Snitch" is passable thanks to a sturdy second act and a decent performance by Dwayne Johnson, but it's never captivating.

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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
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