Conclusion: 'Snitch' is surprisingly good and works on just about all levels. It will spark debate amongst you and your friends on this horrible law too. It's great to see The Rock not be the stereotypical badass he usually us, but rather a real life father who is scared to have his son in jail for many years.
Excerpt: Dwayne Johnson is having quite a year. From February to May he has had one film released each month. Snitch is the first of the four released this year and made the least amount of money. While it’s not a great film, it’s still very worth watching.
Excerpt: Often chunky dialogue dilutes this surprisingly straight drama, a film ill-prepared by its action extravaganza trailers. Dwayne Johnson is John Matthews, a successful businessman in construction when his son is incarcerated for trafficking ecstasy.
Conclusion: Snitch is an interesting opportunity to see Dwayne Johnson play at least a moderately vulnerable character, and he does rather well in this film. However, Snitch becomes increasingly ludicrous as it goes on, capped by an admittedly exciting chase sequence that nonetheless puts the lie to the thesis...
Excerpt: When Dwayne Johnson made the transition from wrestler to actor, he preserved a default expression of intense, directed focus. Onscreen or in the ring, Johnson is a man of action, a blunt weapon accustomed to pursuing his goals in the most direct manner imaginable.
Summary: Far be it from me to tell Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson he’s not allowed to try and extend his range, but I really wish he would stick to the shallow stuff. That said, his performance in Snitch as a concerned father doing what he can to help his kid is actually pretty impressive.
Excerpt: "Snitch" seizes upon the value of a 'based on true events' premise and tells the story of an amiable father who throws himself into the most dangerous of situations. Trying to win the trust of shady drug lords isn't easy, creating an atmosphere loaded with suspense.