Hats off to Dwayne Johnson, he’s evolved into an actor…
Oh sure he’s made movies before. But in SNITCH he goes beyond just walking through an action flick. He actually and believably ACTS!
That’s not to say that this movie—which he also co-produced—conquers any new territory, but it works.
SNITCH is a realistic action-thriller in which Johnson plays the divorced owner-operator of a shipping company. He’s also the father of a teenage son who gets busted for making one stupid drug mistake which could cost him a mandatory 10 years in prison.
Question is, just how far will his father go to save his son from the pokie?
Determined to get it done, The Rock makes a deal with U.S. Attorney Susan Sarandon to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel—risking his own life in exchange for saving his son.
It’s actually based on a true story told by PBS’ ‘Frontline’ back in 1999.
As for the major action scenes, they don’t hit until about an hour into the movie.
And while the film really doesn’t really cover any new ground, I’ve got to be honest and tell you I was surprised by the reality of it all.
Surprised in a GOOD WAY.
That’s why I’m raising 3 out of 5 formidable fingers for SNITCH.
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