Snitch 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...
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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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Transporter Rock style

By jneth1
I've always liked Duane Johnson. He is so versatile a person that it is unheard of. This movie was one of his best, from a compassion standpoint, but you could still see the Rock personified, not...

SNITCH was REPETITIVE.

By noahcross
The movie was over all an okay movie. All the cast was a great pick, but the story line was hard to follow and very repetitive. Some parts were longer then what it should have been. If you like...

Awesome

By DaveAnson79
Seriously awesome...suspenseful...dramatic... Not the normal Rock movie, he showed real range in this. "No walls were injured during the making of this movie.."...

Solid crime drama

By jhs39
Good crime drama might disappoint those looking for a lot of action but it's a pretty solid movie and sorta realistic, as far as these things go. The Rock (who also produced) apparently wanted to...

snitch

By wwfstlmo1
go ans see it a must see!the rock playes a excellent roll in this movie and its not from wwe studios.throughout the whole movie quiet,as you could hear a pin drop.eveeryone tuned in to the movie....

My view of Snitch

By ada4482
Personally i thought it was good but when they said that it was based on actual events they must have been correct.. This was a really no frills movie and does not have the action that i normally...

A Must See

By dnafirester
Fast-paced storyline but took the time to build up characters and let you care about them. If you're going in expecting Dwayne to be some hotshot man-killer, go watch Walking Tall. This is not that...

Good Movie based on True Events!!

By lsfrndly69
Wished it had been longer, but it was a good movie! It did kinda leave me wondering at the end though about what happened to some of the players!...

Keep an open mind

By KissTheChef
Well, full disclaimer up front. I only went to this movie because my Mom has a massive thing for The Rock. We must see everything that he is in, even if it's only a cameo. That means, I'll be...

SNITCH

By thedoctor777
I really loved this film for several reasons. The story was based on true events and the director did a great job of keeping the pace perfect all the way throughout the movie. The entire cast did a...

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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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