Written May 27, 2016
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 seeing a movie with him in it for the next 3 months!!
Anyway, I had read the reviews that came out in the Friday paper and wasn't expecting very much. While Dwayne won't be winning any acting nominations or awards for this one, the movie was passable. Lots of action. It did drag quite a bit in several spots and there were a few moments when you rolled your eyes and had to just go with the premise.
That being said, it's a very entertaining and sometimes suspenseful way to kill a couple of hours. You should walk away being fairly entertained.
Written June 26, 2016
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!
Written August 29, 2016
You know I always like these kinds of movies, mostly when there inspired by true events, great role play by all the characters in the movie,....requires lots of patience however, because I was expecting a lot of gun violence and shooting by law enforcement, but this movie was just the right kind of film for people like myself. I really loved this movie, I thought it was going to be rated R, but surprisingly it was rated PG-13. This movie almost brought tears to my eyes near the end, sometimes shy people have to hold back themselves, because I hate crying, it causes headaches as symptoms. This movie also reminds all of humanity, that when you get involved in drugs, money, and act in a criminal way, the prices of it are very heavy. You know the saying goes, "if you cant do the time, dont commit the crime." Great movie after all, really enjoyed it. Very powerful and well done! Enjoy, worth the money!
Written September 27, 2016
Good amount of action. Well cast...worth the 99 minutes! Some things were unclear from a story line perspective. If you just sit back and relax and try not to connect the dots / flaws in story you will be fine.
Written June 29, 2016
I enjoyed the film. Susan Sarandon, Barry Pepper and Jon Berehthal were all very good in their roles. As well as the actor who played "Malik", a local drug dealer. I like Dwayne Johnson but he lacked the required emotion during some of the scenes with his son to make his role believable. He was OK, but a few acting lessons might make him a little more credible in those type of roles. He plays a tough guy very well. I liked him a lot in "Walking Tall" but this role required a little more emotion than he was capable of delivering on.