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The movie Snitch was a really fast paced action movie. The movie is based on a man going under cover to bust big time drug dealers to give his son less time in jail. I think this movie was really important to watch because it showed how a small mistake could lead you ending up in jail for a long time. Another huge message in this movie is that a father would do anything to save his son. Another reason I loved this movie is because my favourite actor is Dwayne Johnson and he is the main character in this movie. The action scenes in this movie are very thrilling and look very realistic. Also the actors in this movie portray the roles of each character very well and make you wonder what is going to happen throughout the whole thing. In conclusion this movie is about the streets and how drug trafficking works and the consequences that can happen if you do the wrong thing. I recommend this movie for anyone that is old enough to handle the content and for people that want to learn more about this topic. 4/5 Stars. @ButterChicken of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board
First reviewed on Sep 28, 2013 but gone missing. So, watched the film again and added the connection to a Frontline story:
A bit slow for an action thriller as it had to establish and reinforce the feelings of a father who would do anything to free his jailed son; also nice crash special effects on cars trying to stop a semi-trailer truck in the freeway chase scenes -- no contest though a bit absurd that anyone tried. Inspired by the Frontline documentary -- "Snitch" investigates how a fundamental shift in the country's anti-drug laws -- including federal mandatory minimum sentencing and conspiracy provisions--has bred a culture of snitching that is in many cases rewarding the guiltiest and punishing the less guilty, see link to Frontline in "Summary."
Awesome movie. Another thumbs up for Dwayne Johnson - he makes the best movies !! Suspenseful, true life story that will have you on the edge of your seat. It's such a powerful movie, I loved it. Don't miss it. The EXTRAS on the dvds were great too.
A kid agrees to accept a package from his best friend who is setting him up to reduce his own sentence. Gets busted with nobody to sell out so his dad goes looking for someone to trade in for a bust to reduce his kid's sentence. Rapidly gets in over his head. Realistic in a world such as this one where everyone's willing to sell out their own grandmother for a reduced sentence, and where the government has created the system where it all happens.
I thought this movie will be good, but sorry the rock I love him but the movei was wak..
I returned this to the Seward Park Branch return box yesterday. It should not be considered overdue.
There was some great parts in the movie, The ROCK did the best acting ever!
No doubt the Rock gives his all in this part. Rock is becoming the next Arnold Schwarzenegger only better in the dramatic department.
Surprisingly enough, this is a pretty good movie. Glad to see Jon Bernthal (who played Shane in The Walking Dead) hit the big screen. Watch this film and you’ll understand that dealing drugs is not worth it.
This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance.
A bit slow for an action thriller as it had to establish and reinforce the feelings of a father who would do anything to free his jailed son; also nice crash special effects on cars trying to stop a semi-trailer truck in the freeway chase scenes -- no contest though a bit absurd that anyone tried.
Dwayne Johnson is getting better with these dramas and he was particularly good in this movie, He held his own with the likes of Susan Sarrandon and Barry Pepper and he also brings the action! Great movie.
Pleasantly surprised, the Rock did a pretty good job of acting and I think what helped, he didn't play the macho guy beating someone up every 10 minutes.
Barry Pepper was also very good, a fine actor.
Great movie ! Great action ! Apparently based on true events. Decidedly a departure from D.J.'s other (typical) action films. This film typfies the governments ability to change a citizens life dramatically at whim.
lol@tj_is_cool That wasn't action? I thought the film was loaded with flying bullets and debri. Driving fast, car/truck crashes and general shoot em up and threats. At the same time one must consider: where there are tense moments in film, this Is Action !
This movie was phenomenal. Definitely a must see! It is so sad how the system is set up. Setting up a friend for a reduced sentence...How is it that a first time non-violent drug offender sentencing is longer than one for manslaughter, rape, child molestation, or bank robbery? Maybe the priorities of the federal law are a little askew...checkout: www.TakePart.com/snitch
I was very surprised at this movie. It was a good story, well told, and well acted. The entire cast was very good. I didn't think that I would like it much because it starred Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. "The Rock". I really like that he portrayed an average guy and not a superman. He was always stuck between a rock and a hard place throughout the story, and his size and strength couldn't help him at all. He's really a pretty good actor when he's playing roles unlike his usual ones as an action hero. I would recommend seeing this one.