Written March 04, 2015
Dwayne Johnson does the best performance of his career, but my guess is that people will be dissatisfied for this reason. The film isn't an action movie. It's a subtle, nuanced film with little violence and few explosions. Mr. Johnson's performance fits the bill. He never lets his huge frame and action star past get in the way of an intelligent approach to the role. It's a quiet film, almost an art-house film, and DJ should be proud of his work. Susan Serandon is also excellent as a slightly sleazy AUSA.
Written November 28, 2014
Dewayne Johnson has come along way in acting, from the TOOTH FARIE to a real action thriller like SNITCH, Way to go Dewayne keep up the great acting,
My wife & I saw the movie today March 1,
A great action movie with no lag time, meaning no long stretches in the movie with no substance manner.
Directing made the movie very realistic.
Not for children under 14.
Written September 17, 2014
The Rock tries VERY hard never to disappoint his audience and this movie is a fine example of that effort. Yes, it's a formula flick like so many others nowadays, but it's still very entertaining. At least it's not one more remake of some tired old franchise those square-headed bean counter in corporate Hollywood churn out regularly, like clockwork. If you're tired of remakes of remakes, over produced superhero franchises and potty-mouthed rom-coms passed around like they're actually funny, then you'll find fresh air in this formula, even if you leave feeling like you’ve been there, done that. This is a play well written and very well executed. No, it's not a blockbuster. It's just a good old fashioned "good movie." See it. You won't be disappointed.
Written January 30, 2015
This movie is a DRAMA, based on real life events, and makes a statement about the "three strikes" laws and their misapplication to teenage first-time offenders caught in the system. The story at root is based on a father's love for his son, and how far he is willing to go, even risking his own life, to try to free his son. But the plot is really about drug-trafficking. While the story grabs you right from the beginning, it moves at a drama's pace, not an action-adventure pace! There is definitely suspense and some action throughout, but more on a gritty, gut-wrenching, painful, and sad level. This movie was totally NOT what I was expecting, but after settling in, I really liked it. I wonder if there is enough of a reality-check message for teens and their families about consequence, before they make naive decisions about who they associate with, holding their "stuff", and even coercion into drug-trafficking.
Written July 29, 2014
i read a bunch of reviews here before i watched it, they're mostly positive revews, and i deiced to go, and it turned out to be bit boring to me, the rock's acting was ok, the plot was good, just that the movie turned out to be a suspense/thriller than an action/thriller