Snitch

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6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 107 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Feb 20, 2013
    83
    Snitch is grittily streetwise, and until its last 20 minutes fairly credible compared to other movies "inspired by" true stories.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Feb 21, 2013
    75
    It's an entertaining picture — pulp, coming from a place of righteous indignation.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Feb 21, 2013
    63
    Snitch is protein-and-starch filmmaking at its utilitarian -- and belly-filling -- best. Johnson brings the steak; Bernthal the sizzle. The father-son drama is served up as sauce on the side. But as long as the beef isn’t too overcooked, who needs the A1?
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Feb 22, 2013
    55
    Whatever lizard-brain fun might have been had in watching Johnson do battle against a drug cartel is weakened by the occasional hard tug at the social conscience. The film winds up divided against itself.
  5. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Feb 21, 2013
    50
    Someone please get director Ric Roman Waugh a tripod! 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Robbie Collin
    Jun 21, 2013
    40
    Neither clever nor stupid enough to work.
  7. Feb 20, 2013
    25
    Snitch is the latest in a long line of films whose sole purpose is to flatten a major social problem into a pulp ideal for self-serious spectacle.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 36
  2. Negative: 6 out of 36
  1. May 22, 2013
    10
    One of the few action movies I've seen recently that manages to make all the events seem plausible. Believable motivation and believeableOne of the few action movies I've seen recently that manages to make all the events seem plausible. Believable motivation and believeable action. Dwayne Johnson has a few "off moments" in regards to his acting but they are few & far between. Expand
  2. Mar 16, 2013
    9
    Snitch was very nice since it is based on a true story. It has a good plot and Dwayne Johnson is just the perfect person for that role. ISnitch was very nice since it is based on a true story. It has a good plot and Dwayne Johnson is just the perfect person for that role. I rated it 9 out of 10 because it was a little bit complicated at its middle and there are some non-skilled cast in the movie. Expand
  3. May 27, 2013
    8
    Not sure why this is getting a lot of negative reviews. Sure it is not going to win any oscars, but it's a solid thriller/action flick withNot sure why this is getting a lot of negative reviews. Sure it is not going to win any oscars, but it's a solid thriller/action flick with the always charismatic Dwayne Johnson. A lot of thick suspense and great, et not over the top, action sequences. I enjoyed it. Expand
  4. Feb 24, 2013
    7
    It's first act could use a little sprucing up, but everything else about this movie shines bright: colorful characters, thrillingIt's first act could use a little sprucing up, but everything else about this movie shines bright: colorful characters, thrilling action/tension, and a devoted lead performance from Dwayne Johnson. Expand
  5. Jun 4, 2013
    7
    "Snitch is no-where near originality or up to par with the Rock's other action flicks, but entertaining enough to the point where if you can"Snitch is no-where near originality or up to par with the Rock's other action flicks, but entertaining enough to the point where if you can get past the flaws, there are many, you may actually find enjoyment out of this easily forgettable action film." B Expand
  6. Feb 23, 2013
    5
    Better than I thought. It was a little slow but Johnson's puts up a fighting fatherly performance. The action kind of got drowsy but the mainBetter than I thought. It was a little slow but Johnson's puts up a fighting fatherly performance. The action kind of got drowsy but the main idea was decent. Collapse
  7. Feb 23, 2013
    0
    Snitch tries to show sympathy but ends up going off-topic with uneeded plot material.

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