Written December 20, 2014
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 June 14, 2013
It isn't your typical Rock movie... but it was good. If you pretend for a moment that it is possible for a dude to step in his son's place... and that he could pass off that he could get in good with the bad element... and that he could move up the latter so fast.. and that the drug lords wouldn't be able to sniff out his intentions.... etc. etc... it was a good movie. I give kudos to Rock for playing a different kind of character and the other actors did a fantastic job in their respective roles. All-in-all, I say go.
Written October 31, 2014
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 October 31, 2014
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 March 10, 2013
Took a bunch of 11 year olds to this and thought it lacked all the action this group was expecting. There was some but it wasn't the action movie they were Hoping for. Decent story line though and good anti-drug message.