“Snitch Is Another Dwayne Experiment”
“You Brought An 18 Wheeler To A Gun Fight”
“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.”
“Dwayne Johnson Has His Best Performance Yet As A Father Fighting To Save His Son From A Grave Injustice.”
This movie executes two missions: A) to entertain us; and B) to put some big exclamation points on a couple of messages about certain drug laws in this country in need of a thorough re-examination.
Richard Roeper - Chicago Sun-Times
"Snitch" has a way of keeping you guessing about the next turn in its story, and a way of keeping Johnson's character compellingly at the mercy of others.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
Designed to make empathetic citizens question the system, this strangely compelling issue pic plays less to auds' hearts than to their craving for testosterone ...
Peter Debruge - Variety
Unusual for this sort of thing, Snitch is a film for which you remember the characters and actors more than the big action moments.
Todd McCarthy - Hollywood Reporter
The movie doesn't convince us that any of this stuff went down this way, but it did make me want to see the PBS "Frontline" episode that details what really happened.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Snitch" is more of a dramatic thriller than an action movie, and director Ric Roman Waugh fills it with close-ups, dark interiors and tense faces.
Moira MacDonald - Seattle Times
I can say, with all sincerity, that 'Snitch' is not bad.
Jordan Hoffman - ScreenCrush
I think the movie actually made my heart beat slower.
Matt Pais - RedEye
In its modern way, Snitch is almost Dickensian in its intent, missing no opportunity for melodramatic confrontation as it puts a (baby) face on a social ill.
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
It builds into a moderately engaging character study of men driven to dangerous extremes by desperation ...
Nathan Rabin - AV Club
Unfortunately, Snitch is torn between being an ideological drama and a more traditional action film -- and Johnson's presence only contributes to the confusion.
Louis Black - Austin Chronicle
When The Rock falls, he falls hard.
Matt Patches - Hollywood.com
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.
Calum Marsh - Slant Magazine
Waugh is more interested in inspirational melodrama and clumsy social commentary than in rousing action.
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
Dwayne Johnson continues to develop as an actor in this well produced thriller, which quite effectively blends conventions of actioner, social problem film and family melodrama.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
The film's first half is weighed down by cliched dialogue and clunky drama.
John Hazelton - Screen International
A straight-no digital chaser actioner, with the most subtle Dwayne Johnson performance ever.
Roger Moore - Movie Nation