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At Theaters: 2/22/2013 On Video: 6/11/2013
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 52 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600051
Studio: Summit Entertainment
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A father's teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission -- risking everything, including his family and his own life.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Action Drama - While featuring a couple of big action sequences, this Dwayne Johnson starring vehicle leans more toward drama, and actually has a rather serious tone and message about punishments for drug offenders. Susan Sarandon and Barry Pepper have meaty supporting roles while Benjamin Bratt is barely seen. Though rated PG-13 and having only a minimum of bloodshed, there are intense moments of violence that would be of caution to parents of young children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Dwayne Johnson FAST FIVE, FASTER
Barry Pepper BROKEN CITY, TRUE GRIT
Benjamin Bratt TRAFFIC, CATWOMAN
Susan Sarandon CLOUD ATLAS, ARBITRAGE
Wri/Dir: Ric Roman Waugh FELON
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Production Notes Heading
About the Production
Building the Cast
Taking the Wheel
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 13 S-words; 5 GD's; a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Shootings, beatings with minimal blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, cocaine.
ACTION: Shootouts, chases, explosions.
COMEDY: None.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average Snitch might be a passable action-thriller but it's hard to say because every time an action scene comes along, the image shakes so badly it's impossible to keep anything in view or focus.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good What makes 'Snitch' relatively effective is the lack of action solutions to every problem. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of shootouts and car chases,...

USA Today Full Review
Good Drama and suspense fuel a surprisingly effective thriller, more than car chases and action.

Entertainment Weekly Full Review
Above Average 'Snitch' is protein-and-starch filmmaking at its utilitarian -- and belly-filling -- best. Johnson brings the steak; Bernthal the sizzle.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 105 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
11
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
1
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
5
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
10
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
5
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
36
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
37
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 105 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:Nearly all the children loved "Snitch."
TEENS:The one male and over half the females loved "Snitch." Another 20% of the ladies enjoyed "Snitch very much. The remaining 20% only rated it "good/Average," which is a bit disappointing, but not bad.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Nine of the ten males loved it with the tenth one indicating he enjoyed "Snitch" very much. The female reviews are also extremely high with most everyone loving it or rating it above average.
ADULTS: Both the males and females enjoyed "Snitch" very much, with a large percentage loving it. These are very good reviews, but not quite great. Too many only rated it above average (very good) or average (good). Your probability of enjoying it is high but you may not love it.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Businessman John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson) is devastated when his 18-year-old son Jason (Rafi Gavron) receives a mandatory minimum 10-year sentence in federal prison when is caught with a package he received from a friend which, unbeknownst to him, contained illicit drugs. When Jason turns down an offer from politically ambitious U.S. Attorney Joanne Keeghan(Susan Sarandon) to reduce his sentence by manufacturing evidence against someone else, John begs Keeghan to let him go undercover instead.

John infiltrates a violent gang led by ruthless drug dealer Malik (Michael Kenneth Williams), but in his efforts to save his son, he compromises another innocent man(Jon Bernthal). And when he unexpectedly exposes a major player in the Mexican drug trade(Benjamin Bratt), the already dangerous venture turns potentially deadly.

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