Ric Roman Waugh (2013)

12A Certificate


Our Score
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.


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.

Cast & Crew

John Matthews Dwayne Johnson
Agent Billy Cooper Barry Pepper
Daniel Jon Bernthal
Malik Michael Kenneth Williams
Sylvie Collins Melina Kanakaredes
Analisa Nadine Velazquez
Juan Carlos "El Topo" Pintera Benjamin Bratt
Joanne Keeghan Susan Sarandon
Jason Collins Rafi Gavron
Jeffrey Steele Harold Perrineau
Benicio J D Pardo
Director Ric Roman Waugh
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Momentum PicturesGuidance: Some violence, swearing. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 21 Jun 2013