• Released
  • February 22, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 52 min
  • Crime Drama
    Crime
  • 2,756 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: 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.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rated PG-13 | For Sequences of Violence and Drug Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Fact-based thriller paints harsh picture of drug trade.
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