Written July 29, 2014
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 June 14, 2013
If it were not for the two main characters I would have rated this movie as DOUBLE slow. Trailer much more interesting then the overall movie.
Written August 22, 2014
There wasn't quite as much action as I had expected, but the message that the movie delivers is a Must See, especially for young adults. It should scare the pants off any young adult or teenager about the seriousness of dealing in drugs.
The movie itself was a little slow at times, but overall it was decent, and The Rock did a pretty creditable acting job.
There was some language and violence, but no gore, sex or nudity, so it is ok even for young teens.
Written July 02, 2013
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Written March 11, 2013
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.