Rated: R for drug content and sequences of violence. Reviewed by: Dave Release date: February 22, 2013 Released by: Summit
If one can separate fact from fiction, Snitch is a somewhat entertaining film… The problem is, it's supposedly based on true events. This is where the story gets disjointed. A federal prosecutor allowing a civilian to set up drug dealers? This stretches our imaginations to the breaking point.
I understand that 'suspension of disbelief' drives the screenplay…Conning the 'movie going public' into believing that this may have actually occurred in 'real life' - is both sad and unconscionable.
For plain and simple entertainment - (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) is passionate in his role as estranged dad John Mathews. He would do just about anything to have his son released from jail. (Susan Sarandon) is a mean-spirited pit bull as federal prosecutor Joanne Keegan.
(Barry Pepper) is ultra cool as Agent Cooper, while (Benjamin Bratt) is somewhat convincing as
drug kingpin Juan Carlos ' El Topo' Pintera.
Overall, an OK movie which will very soon become a faint memory.