Steve Dietl
Keith Staskiewicz
February 28, 2013 AT 05:00 AM EST

Snitch

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
112 minutes
Wide Release Date
02/22/13
performer
Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon
director
Ric Roman Waugh
genre
ActionAdventure

We gave it a C-

You can’t get blood from a stone, but you can get tears from the Rock. In Snitch, Dwayne Johnson contorts his stoic, moai-statue features to express more emotion than usual as a father who infiltrates a drug cartel to save his son from jail time. The film tries to paint in shades of gray with vague criticisms of the war on drugs, but the absurdity of its he-man Everyman plot ends up turning its moral palette a muddy brown. C-

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