Snitch is not your typical action movie. Behind all the characters’ moves there are emotional reasons why they make them in the first place.
The film is not only about the drugs, the guns and the criminals, but also about how much a parent is willing to go through to help his or her child in any kind of situation.
Actor Dwayne Johnson, also known as “The Rock,” stars as John Matthews and adds value only “The Rock” can create. Behind character John Matthew’s hardcore looks, Johnson’s acting makes the film believable. It seems like he can relate to the topic and make it look realistic.
Matthews is a father who is willing to do anything and everything to get his 18-year-old son Jason Collins (Rafi Gavron) out of jail after being sentenced several years in prison for drug trafficking.
Jason’s best friend Craig sends a fair amount of ecstasy in a package for Jason, which he’s suppose to hold until Craig picks it up the next day. Craig gets caught by the police in the process. In order to avoid years of a prison sentence, he sets up Jason by lying to the authorities and saying that he was supposed to receive the drugs and sell them.
This scene is teaching the viewers a life lesson: you can’t trust anyone but your parents and family because, in the end, they are the only ones there for you no matter what.
Jason rejects a deal to wear a wire and set up a drug dealer that would reduce the possible years he might face in jail. His father doesn’t want Jason to be in jail, so he sets up an appointment with the district attorney Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sarandon), the only one that can help him with his son’s case and reducing his years in prison.
The outcome of that meeting is that John has to wear a wire and set up a drug deal to be able to reduce his son’s sentence.
The movie’s premise makes it seem like reality, given the situation occurring with the current drug dealing problem going on between Mexico and the United States.
The way that drama and action is driven in this movie can catch your eye easily; you don’t only bite your nails at times, but you also get nervous of what might happen next.
Snitch is targeted to our age group of young adults. It also contains real-life moral issues like someone who is trying to get his life straight.
I recommend you watch it if you’re interested in realistic and thrilling action movies.