Snitch (2013)

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Released:  Friday, February 22, 2013  
Length:  95 minutes
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Genre: Action/Adventure
Rating: Snitch is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaSome material may be inappropriate for children under 13.


Synopsis

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.

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affirmedgrub22
 I liked it
06/16/2013 1:10 PM EST

eric
 Love
06/13/2013 10:00 PM EST

ampayne71
 Just got it great movie
06/12/2013 1:07 AM EST

quentravia
 Love the ROCK!!!!
06/07/2013 7:51 PM EST

marie-fox
 Thus movie I never saw yet but I won't to and so far this movie would be good for some of my friend cause they are snitches lol.....
06/04/2013 4:58 PM EST

awleen
 It's the Rock,nothing else to say !!
05/19/2013 1:56 AM EST

ampayne71
 Good Movie
05/11/2013 12:28 AM EST

jerrbear05
 Movie is good
03/22/2013 11:14 AM EST

ch1no1023
 Yeahhhh!!!
03/20/2013 5:59 PM EST

dm9166
 Good movie. Love the rock.
03/16/2013 12:15 AM EST

cwvaughn
 This was better than I thought. Buying as soon as it goes down on price
03/06/2013 10:27 AM EST

cwvaughn
 Seeing this in between this release and Emperor.
02/21/2013 12:51 PM EST

flakingbiscuit
 Movie screening!
02/19/2013 7:13 PM EST

ropes
 Reckon this will be good
02/11/2013 4:46 PM EST
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Snitch Theatrical Review


Actor Dwayne Johnson gives a powerful performance in the action drama Snitch opening in theaters this weekend.  The film, Based on true accounts, takes you on a suspense filled ride under the fine direction of famous stuntman Ric Roman Waugh.  Although the film does provide insight about how the justice system works, the hard knocks story does add a lot of ‘Hollywood'.
 
As the movie opens we find 18-year-old Jason Collins talking to his best buddy on Skype about a package he will be sending to him.  The FBI is there when Jason receives the package containing enough drugs to get him arrested.  Having been set up by his friend, Jason gets whisked away to a nearby detention center. Sylvie Collins calls her ex-husband John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson) at his trucking company and fills him in on what has happened.  After chatting with Jason and a lawyer, they find out that the sentence for his wrong doing is a mandatory 10 years due to the amount of drugs. 
 
On a second visit to talk with Jason, John gets more information on how he was set-up by his friend and notices he has been abused by inmates. He decides to meet with U.S. Attorney Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sarandon) in an attempt to get his son's sentence reduced pre-trial.  Keeghan tells him that the only way it can be done is if Jason turns in someone who has been involved with drug trafficking.  Jason denies knowing anyone and refuses to lie to get one of his friends to take the fall. When John goes to Keeghan with a plan that he will find a drug ring and help her bring it down in return for a lighter sentence, she thinks he's going nuts.
 
The film has a solid plot, but a little unbelievable that Matthews could really pull off what we witness in the film.  The one thing that's clear however, what happened to Jason could happen in real life and according to a PBS "Frontline" documentary, it did.  In order to get off with a lighter sentence on his end, Jason's buddy set him up as his only escape.  The reality of it all is devastating and sets up the question of what would you do? In this film Matthews loves his son enough to do it for him.
 
I am completely blown away with Dwayne Johnson's acting in Snitch.  Expecting this tough persona that we have witnessed in his past films like Fast Five and Faster, the opposite here becomes a very nice change.  Matthews finds himself caught up in one of the most dangerous situations of his life, but he lets the FBI work the case taking guidance from his conscience and their knowledge of police tactics.  Although he doesn't avoid returning punishment, he's more of a pawn to the police.
 
Being one of the best stunt men in the business, director Ric Roman Waugh makes sure he has enough thrills in the movie and if you have seen the film trailer you know what I mean.  There's a ten minute chase scene that takes a big toll on automobiles and a 16 wheeler that's exciting and reckless as some of the best. As a side note, it must have been tough for Waugh to hold back Johnson from breaking out of character, but the film would not have worked if he hadn't. 
 
Snitch has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for drug content and sequences of violence.  It's probably a good film for teens to twenties as an eye opener on how well you know your friends, how far you will go to help one, what the consequences are for illegal drug possession and keeping in tune with family.
 
FINAL ANALYSIS:  A very good action drama with an important lesson to be learned. (B)  

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