Written May 04, 2015
When I hear that The Rock is in a movie, I expect it to be action packed. Not so with Snitch, and I was kind of disappointed about that. The movie was good, but it seemed to have cut out vital parts of the story. Not a total waste, but I would not buy it on DVD.
Written July 02, 2013
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Written January 31, 2015
Nice mix of action and drama, with surprisingly good to excellent performances by Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock"), and from the HBO hit series "The Wire," Michael K Williams (as "Omar Little") and former "The Walking Dead" cast member, Jon Bernthal (as "Shane"). The plot become predictable about midway, but has lots of twists and turns afterward that will hold your interest through to the end. Providing and excellent costar performance, this movie could have easily been about Jon's character, far from his "bad cop" role in TWD. You expect that at any moment Dwayne will go into wrestle mode and start knocking heads, but it never happens, especially in the light of his physical domanace against a backdrop of physically normal characters. This movie makes me want to see Michael K Williams in a different typecast. All in all- bravo, good work!
Written April 02, 2015
As crime thriller go, Snitch is fairly solid. It does not have the most defining story, but it does manage to work for the film. The Rock seems to be going through the motions in this film, but just like the plot, his performance does work. The one to look for in this film is Jon Bernthal as his performance as Daniel James is very much three dimensional. There is indeed an atmosphere to the film that really establishes a tone right for a crime thriller. Snitch is certainly not the best in its genre, but the film is good enough for a watch.
Written December 28, 2014
This weeks listing seemed to have nothing I was really drawn to but being a movie going addict..I had to chose something. Snitch had been out a while so what the heck. I was very much surprised. For one, the story was based somewhat on a true story. It also had a social commentary message about our current drug laws and their impact on ordinary citizens, and on those in the drug culture. The drama begins to build as more and more are drawn into this world of the drug wars. No one is left un touched, all are at risk and you leave feeling, even after they supposedly solve the crises, is anyone really safe. In the midst of all the turmoil, violence, the story is also about the younger son teaching his dad about true courage. This was not a wasted movie going trip. All movies don' t have to be great to be good, even very good.