75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It's an entertaining picture — pulp, coming from a place of righteous indignation.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Pleasant because, instead of the usual hero-and-mayhem jive, Snitch is an honest exercise in workmanlike craft. This is to film what ceramic is to floors or Billy is to bookcase or what a third-line centre is to a winning hockey team – hardly great but good and solid and functional.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
In its focus on an ordinary family facing a nightmarish scenario, Snitch is a terrifying but relatable story.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Unusual for this sort of thing, Snitch is a film after which you remember the characters and actors more than the big action moments.
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63

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Snitch gets a decent amount of drama (and action, of course) out of the argument that there’s paying for a crime, and then there’s overpaying.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Directed by veteran stuntman Ric Roman Waugh, Snitch is shot with a mix of nervous close-ups and weirdly vertiginous angles.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

Who would have guessed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would deliver the best work of his career playing a guy who squares off against a pack of small-time street thugs.
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55

NPR

By Scott Tobias
Whatever lizard-brain fun might have been had in watching Johnson do battle against a drug cartel is weakened by the occasional hard tug at the social conscience. The film winds up divided against itself.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Not the usual action movie. It's too odd for that. Based on a true story, it has the weirdness of real life, which is good. But also like real life, it has that funny way of not making much sense or being all that enjoyable.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Keith Staskiewicz
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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51 out of 100
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