Summit Entertainment (a division of Lionsgate) has announced the latest Dwayne Johnson action film Snitch for Blu-Ray in June. The film also stars Susan Sarandon and Jon Bernthal.
Snitch is a troubling movie, because Summit decided to market the latest Ric Roman Waugh film as an action film starring Dwayne Johnson, when in reality it’s a slow drama about the prison system. Because of this confusing advertising Snitch falls flat on its face.
There’s not enough action to hold anyone’s attention for longer than ten minutes and the drama isn’t nearly compelling enough, because Ric Roman Waugh fills the film with one-dimensional characters, while Johnson gives it his all to deliver a performance that’s sincere and motivated.
Sadly Johnson still doesn’t have the chops as an actor that doesn’t make a living beating the shit out of people on-screen, but he’s certainly advancing and I look forward to seeing him take on more difficult roles in the future.
Snitch just doesn’t break from the mold that Waugh sculpted it into and because of that it’s mostly forgettable and sometimes poorly executed.
Our very own Lisa Elin had this to say about the film in her review:
Taut, suspenseful, insightful, and relentless, Snitch lets Dwayne Johnson display some acting chops and places Michael Kenneth Williams squarely on any casting director’s radar.
The film will be coming to Blu-Ray with the following confirmed bonus material:
- Privileged Information: The Making of Snitch” multiple part documentary
- Audio Commentary with Director Ric Roman Waugh and Editor Jonathan Chibnall
- Deleted Scenes
Snitch streets on June 11th, 2013.