Snitch | Chicago Reader


Rated PG-13 112 minutes 2013

Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose collegiate son, caught by the feds accepting drugs through a commercial delivery service, gets a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in prison; in exchange for leniency, the father offers to use his trucking company to nab a major drug dealer. This fast-moving actioner by former stunt man Ric Roman Waugh has something one seldom finds in the genre anymore: a point-of-view. Mixed in with the usual car chases and gun drama is a lot of detail about the law governing drug violations and the way the DEA pursues international cartels, and without belaboring the point, Waugh offers a decent critique of the drug war. Johnson gives it his best as usual, and the fine supporting cast includes Susan Sarandon, Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Benjamin Bratt, and Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar on The Wire).

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Director: Ric Waugh

Producer: Nigel Sinclair, Matt Jackson, Jonathan King, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Alex Brunner, Tobin Armbrust, Jeff Skoll, Guy East, Becki Trujillo, David Fanning and Justin Haythe

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Michael Williams, Melina Kanakaredes, Nadine Velazquez, Rafi Gavron, David Harbour, Benjamin Bratt, Susan Sarandon, Lela Loren, J.D. Pardo, Harold Perrineau, Kyara Campos and James McCune



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