'Snitch,' A Mature Role from The Rock?

Review of Snitch, starring Dwayne Johnson
Rated PG-13
112-minute runtime
Production Co:     Summit Entertainment
Distributor:     Summit Entertainment
Director / Writer:  Ric Roman Waugh (Felon) - Director / Writer


The other day I finally had a chance to watch Snitch, starring Dwayne Johnson.

For a movie starring Johnson, I was constantly expecting him to break out into his ass-kicking persona we usually see.  But instead, I saw a movie where Johnson acted out the resolution to his problem. He used his words!  Mostly.

Dwayne Johnson plays an affluent and well connected businessman whose son gets in serious trouble with the law.

Even though it's his son's first offense,  it was  a drug-related offense and the law does not care if it's a first-time or repeat offender.  The law is the law.

Johnson sees that his son is in a pickle and through channels, makes arrangements to go undercover and get the goods on a bad guy.

And from there, the movie goes.

Jon Bernthal in SNITCH

Susan Sarandon plays the hard nose local US Attorney digging hard to get the bad guy and Barry Pepper plays the lead investigator on her case.  Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) plays a recovering ex-convict trying to go straight, but finds himself in the middle of everyone's game.

Each actor carried his role well enough through the film.  And even though Johnson carried out his role pretty well, it was almost disappointing to see him not open up a huge can of whoop ass.

Don't get me wrong, he has a moment or two, but not what "The Rock" fans are accustomed to.  It was surprisingly refreshing.

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All in all it was an enjoyable movie experience and isn't bad for a rental.

On the popcorn movie review scale, I'd give Snitch a 6/10.

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