Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: PG-13 Length: 112 minutes
Age Appropriate for: 13+. The movie is about drug cartels, so there’s discussion of teenagers doing and dealing drugs; drug dealers being threatening and intimidating; gunfights between cartel members; and an incarcerated teenager being beaten up in prison (a sexual assault is very obliquely suggested, but never clearly explained). Also some cursing, smoking, and forced cocaine use.
‘Snitch’ is essentially an extra-long public service announcement about both the evils of drugs and the corrupt pettiness of U.S. drug policy. But it’s so rigidly, frustratingly patriarchal in its suggestion that only fathers can save their families, and its action-movie ending is so slapdash, that the film’s interesting moral stance gets lost.
By Roxana Hadadi
Well, it’s happened. For the first time in three years, Dwayne Johnson has finally made a poor choice—and man, is “Snitch” a bad one.