'Snitch' Critic Reviews

80%
MovieWeb:   4 reviews
58%
Rotten Tomatoes:   17 reviews
  • Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    63
    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.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    "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.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Peter Debruge Variety (Top Critic)
    Designed to make empathetic citizens question the system, this strangely compelling issue pic plays less to auds' hearts than to their craving for testosterone ...
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Todd McCarthy Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Unusual for this sort of thing, Snitch is a film for which you remember the characters and actors more than the big action moments.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Moira MacDonald Seattle Times
    63
    "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.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jordan Hoffman ScreenCrush
    70
    I can say, with all sincerity, that 'Snitch' is not bad.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Matt Pais RedEye
    25
    I think the movie actually made my heart beat slower.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Peter Canavese Groucho Reviews
    63
    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.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Nathan Rabin AV Club
    59
    It builds into a moderately engaging character study of men driven to dangerous extremes by desperation ...
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Louis Black Austin Chronicle
    50
    Unfortunately, Snitch is torn between being an ideological drama and a more traditional action film -- and Johnson's presence only contributes to the confusion.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Matt Patches Hollywood.com
    70
    When The Rock falls, he falls hard.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) St. Paul Pioneer Press
    50
    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.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Calum Marsh Slant Magazine
    25
    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.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Josh Bell Las Vegas Weekly
    40
    Waugh is more interested in inspirational melodrama and clumsy social commentary than in rousing action.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    67
    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.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • John Hazelton Screen International
    The film's first half is weighed down by cliched dialogue and clunky drama.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Roger Moore Movie Nation
    63
    A straight-no digital chaser actioner, with the most subtle Dwayne Johnson performance ever.
    Full Review » 2 years ago