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About the Movie

In the action thriller SNITCH, Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. Attorney (Susan Sarandon) to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission – risking everything, including his family and his own life.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 143
  • Fresh: 81
  • Rotten: 62
  • Average Rating: 5.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Mr. Johnson's screen presence, however charismatic, is out of sync with the rest of the movie. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Feb 21, 2013

Rotten: The film tries to paint in shades of gray with vague criticisms of the war on drugs, but the absurdity of its he-man Everyman plot ends up turning its moral palette a muddy brown. – Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly, Feb 28, 2013

Fresh: In its focus on an ordinary family facing a nightmarish scenario, Snitch is a terrifying but relatable story. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Feb 21, 2013

Fresh: "Snitch" is protein-and-starch filmmaking at its utilitarian -- and belly-filling -- best. – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, Feb 22, 2013

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Customer Reviews

CG review

This film surprised me with it's ability to keep me interested. After seeing this film; I take Dwayne Johnson as a serious actor. Before it always seemed like he would always play the same characters, but now with this film he has shown his true potential. Im not saying his performance was phenomenal, but it was good. I was happy to see "The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal in a supporting role. He deserves as much credit as Dwayne Johnson. This film is not only action; it's more of a drama, suspense. The longer you watch it, the more you get into it. It's exciting, interesting, and some what shocking.

Dwayne Johnson plays a construction company owner named John Mathews. John soon finds out that his son Jason has been arrested for the distribution of narcotics. John sees his son in prison and finds that his son may die before his ten year sentence is up. John ends up making a deal with the local US Attorney Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sarandon) where if he helps them make arrest then they'll reduce his sons sentence. John then seeks help from one of his workers Daniel James (Jon Bernthal) for an introduction into the thug world.

The faults in this film are very slim. It's mostly the mistakes made by other actors in the film and the way some things feel set up. I feel that if you can tell that something was set up by the filmmakers then it is a fail on their part. Other than those things this film is a great one to rent. It presents realism, suspense, and the quality of excitement.

Great movie

This movie is based on a true story and the acting irs really good. Definitely worth watching. Dont' know why it got so little attention

Not Really Good!

I watched part of the movie in the theater but after about 25 minutes of viewing, I walked out--because the movie (to me) was boring, predictable, and, slow. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson should avoid this type of movie, because it is not a good fit for his persona.

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