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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Snitch 2013 * * * Stars

The picture above is a title image from the film SNITCHDirector: Ric Roman Waugh
Year: 2013
Rated: PG-13
Rating: * * * Stars
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper, Susan Sarandon

Dwayne Johnson takes a break from being an action star to take on a more complex role in the Ric Roman Waugh directed Snitch. As a concerned dad trying to get his son out of jail for being set up in a drug deal, Johnson (his character is John Matthews) gives a serious and uniquely controlled performance. It's his best to date and it shows that he is trying his darnedest to emote as an actor.

The film is a little outlandish and it times extremely far-fetched, but it does a great job of ratcheting up tension throughout. Watch for the harrowing conclusion involving a nail biting semi-truck chase (complete with elements of The Road Warrior and The Fast and the Furious). So far in 2013, I have to say that this is one of the best films to be released. Susan Sarandon and Barry Pepper add to the strong cast. 

Written by Jesse Burleson

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