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Release Date: February 22nd, 2013

DVD Release Date: June 11th, 2013

PG-13|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
At 18 years old, Jason receives a mandatory 10-year prison sentence after being caught with a package that contained illegal drugs, although he was unaware of its contents. His father, businessman John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson), is devastated. When Jason turns down a chance to lessen his sentence by manufacturing evidence to implicate someone else, John begs to be sent under cover instead, but the already dangerous venture turns deadly after he exposes a major player in the Mexican drug trade.

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Michael Kenneth Williams, Melina Kanakaredes, Nadine Velazquez, Rafi Gavron, David Harbour

Director: Ric Waugh

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Exclusive Media

Distributors: Summit Entertainment

Keywords: Police station, Pursuit, Brooding, Revenge, Tense, Los Angeles, Police officer, Father, Gritty, 2010s

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  • Directed by veteran stuntman Ric Roman Waugh, Snitch is shot with a mix of nervous close-ups and weirdly vertiginous angles. show more

  • Whatever lizard-brain fun might have been had in watching Johnson do battle against a drug cartel is weakened by the occasional hard tug at the social conscience. The film winds up divided against itself. show more

  • Unusual for this sort of thing, Snitch is a film after which you remember the characters and actors more than the big action moments. show more

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