Jack Goes Confidential: ‘SNITCH’ Turns The Rock Into Actor

Driver (Dwayne Johnson) paces furiously in his cell as he awaits releaseHats 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.
SNITCH1-articleLargeIt’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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6 Responses to Jack Goes Confidential: ‘SNITCH’ Turns The Rock Into Actor

  1. chuck says:

    I liked “Faster”.

    Snowed in and caught part of a movie called “The Lucky one” with Zac Efron.

    Very pedestrian and predictable.

    That said, the kid, Zac Efron has a Steve McQueen thing goin.

    He could, if he gets the right scripts, in my opinion, be a big star.

    Ok, I am ready for the ridicule.

  2. jon says:

    I fail to see the connection between Zac Efron and “The Lucky One” and “Snitch”.
    Am I missing something here?

    • chuck says:

      I commented on “Snitch”.

      I apologize for goin a little off subject. Usually Jack’s posts can also be a venue for comments on flicks, old and new.

      At least they have been.


  3. chuck says:

    Here is an excellent article, imo, from the Hollywood Reporter on the voting for the Oscars.


  4. Dan Saults says:

    Any chance Hollywood can to make a touching movie about a father’s love for his son, they pass — unless it involves a international crime syndicates, dramatic car chases, and explosions. This is the film that Die Hard Five wanted to be. Susan Sarandon is wasted in this picture, but other than that it’s solid.

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