Friday, December 27, 2013
Snitch - DVD Review
Good acting by Johnson, maybe his best yet. I know the joke is that's not saying much, but this movie has more on its mind than mindless action. It's primarily a critique against mandatory minimum sentencing laws in the screwed-up drug war. When a teenage son gets arrested after his "friend" mails him some drugs, his father (Johnson) makes a deal with the DA (Susan Sarandon), that she'll reduce his sentence if the father helps bring down some bigger fish. The stakes get raised and the climax winds up straining credulity, but overall it was a decent rental.