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All narc, no bite

OUT NOW! Well-intentioned but obvious, SNITCH tries its best but doesn't make the score.

When a young man’s first drug offense lands him 10 years in prison, his father (Johnson) enlists an ambitious judge (Sarandon) to help take down a local dealer in exchange for a reduced sentence. Any high-profile film willing to point a finger at the slaughterhouse ethos of America’s drug laws deserves credit, but Snitch gets lost in naiveté. When a desperate leading man on the verge of vigilantism types “drug cartel” into Wikipedia, we know what sort of film we’re in for. 

Snitch | Directed by Ric Roman Waugh (USA, UAE 2013) with Dwayne Johnson, Jon Bernthal, Susan Sarandon, Rafi Gavron. Opens June 6

Originally published in Issue #117, June 2013