Written October 26, 2016
I love this movie. It should a very different side of the usual "The Rock" movies. This time he plays a protagonist roll and isn't the hardcore intimidating Dwayne Johnson aka "The Rock". The film had great dialog and satire, very action filled and good storyline. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
Written March 22, 2017
Very likable. It was not just an action movie -some very believable family men in this moive. A nice change to have a little more depth and little less blood & explosions. Good balance.
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 July 31, 2016
I am so used to the standard "Rock" movies that this came as a surprise, it wasn't all about the fighting a tough guy kick butt movies he is usually associated with. Being that the Movie is based on true events even made it better.
Written March 30, 2017
From a dads perspective: it was difficult not to get caught up in those thoughts of "what would I do?"
Dwayne Johnson plays the dad of a son in drug trafficking trouble with the feds, puts in a solid performance in contrast with fading star Susan Sarandon who portrays, albeit unconvincingly, as a hard nosed U.S. Attorney.
One other memorable performance was by Barry Pepper, who played a "deep cover" DEA agent. Benjamin Bratt was in this too, brief as his performance was, it was a creepy performance as a drug cartel boss.
All in all a good movie when you have 2 hours to kill.