Snitch

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Fact-based thriller paints harsh picture of drug trade.

PG-13 2013 112 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 7 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Snitch why for kids

I say kids should see this because even a stupid move done just once can get you serious serious jail time. "Helping" a friend by accepting drugs is NOT a smart move. Kids need to see how damaging one wrong decision can destroy your life! Dwayne Johnson and the director show how this can escalate. Granted this is over the top in regards to the action, but the one man army genre works here. Very well made and underrated movie.

This title has:

Great messages
age 14+

14 and up.

this action/adventure movie snitch stars with Dwayne Johnson known as the rock from the wrestling TV shows wwe is his best action movie yet and for many people out there that are a fan of Dwayne Johnson known as the rock his movie will definelty not disappoint you it has enough action to keep the fans entertain and this movie is good enough for your older teens and parents you need to know that this movie snitch has a lot of intense violence filled with lot's of shootings and car crashes there's also some strong language used and some drinking and drugs shown there is a positive message about a father's love knows no bounds, and justice will be served and the role models are that John Matthews is a committed, dedicated father who is aware of his shortcomings and is eager to make up for them. He's willing to put his life on the line to get his son out of jail -- no matter the stakes, no matter the danger. Matthews' son faces many difficult challenges, but his character stays strong.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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