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Film review

Johnson gets in over his head, but survives being a ‘Snitch’

From left, Barry Pepper, Susan Sarandon and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson star in “Snitch.”
Photographer: Steve Dietl/Summit Entertainment
From left, Barry Pepper, Susan Sarandon and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson star in “Snitch.”
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This film takes forever to get going, and lollygags along even after that. As a businessman scrambling to get his son out of a federal prison sentence, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has to play fear, tough love, pity and panic — and he’s a bit in over his head. But that’s the point of “Snitch,” a straight-no-chaser thriller “inspired by a true story.” The pacing is off, while too many scenes lack dramatic punch and ...

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