How far would you go to save your son?
Snitch is based on a true story of a father, John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson), who makes a deal with the DEA to go undercover and become a police informant to gain access to a drug cartel in order to lower his son’s prison sentence. In doing so he risks the lives of his family and himself.
I went into this film with high expectations, personally I’m a big fan of Dwayne Johnson (In and outside of the ring) and I honestly think he is possibly the only wrestler to make a successful transition from wrestling to acting. He is a talented person, not only is he good at comedy and action but he delivers great performances in drama based films, most of which are either a true story or based on true events.
With Dwayne Johnson’s past credits such as “Walking Tall” and “Gridlock Gang” I had full confidence that Snitch would be a good thriller with some good emotional scenes. Was I wrong? Not at all! In fact I think this is probably Dwayne Johnson’s best performance yet. Everything was spot on. The story was good, the characters were built up at a good pace and the performance was brilliant. I was actually surprised at how good Dwayne Johnson portrayed John Matthews a man who would go to any lengths to get his son back.
As well as Dwayne Johnson’s brilliant performance, John Bernthal also gave an excellent performance as an ex-con who is just trying to live an honest life.
The action is not over exaggerated like most of the films these days which adds to the realism of the film. The film also runs at a good pace which gives the film a more believable and realistic feel.
All in all I strongly recommend this film, buy it rent it whatever but check it out.
By Fiaz Ali