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Snitch

  • Drama
  • 2013
  • Ric Roman Waugh
  • 107 mins
  • 12A

Summary

A man learns his estranged son is facing 10 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, so makes a deal with the authorities. In return for the charges being dropped, he will go undercover as an informant in a drug trafficking operation, putting his life on the line to bring the cartel down. Crime thriller, starring Dwayne Johnson and Susan Sarandon.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Put Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in a half-decent film, and he effortlessly shows what a good actor he is, and Snitch is a solid crime thriller with a capable supporting cast. Johnson plays construction boss John Matthews, whose estranged son falls foul of harsh mandatory minimum sentencing after daftly participating in a low-level drugs deal. Matthews persuades a dragon-lady DA (Susan Sarandon) to let him pose as a truck-driving drugs trafficker, to entrap drugs dealers important enough to get his son freed from prison. The action scenes, shootouts and car chases are efficiently handled by director and former stuntman Ric Roman Waugh, and Johnson genuinely impresses in the more emotional moments, too - It's nice to see him keeping his shirt on for once. If it's not quite the really good film that Johnson has in him, Snitch more than passes muster.

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Credits

Cast

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John MatthewsDwayne Johnson
Agent Billy CooperBarry Pepper
DanielJon Bernthal
MalikMichael Kenneth Williams
Sylvie CollinsMelina Kanakaredes
AnalisaNadine Velazquez
Juan Carlos "El Topo" PinteraBenjamin Bratt
Joanne KeeghanSusan Sarandon
Jason CollinsRafi Gavron
Jeffrey SteeleHarold Perrineau
BenicioJ D Pardo

Crew

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DirectorRic Roman Waugh

Details

Theatrical distributor
Momentum Pictures
Released on
2013-06-21
Language
English
Guidance
Some violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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