Snitch 4K Ultra HD review by Bobby Blakey
Before becoming one of the biggest draws in Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson took on a variety of roles with great results in both box office and finished product. Now his 2013 action thriller Snitch is getting rereleased on 4K Ultra HD for fans to revisit and add to their Rock collections.
Snitch follows a father who learns that his estranged son has been arrested for drug trafficking. With an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender in his future, he convinces the DEA and DA to allow him to go undercover in place of his son to make big arrests in exchange for his son’s freedom. Lately Johnson has been on a role and not only does Snitch continue that streak it steps his acting game up quite a bit. While he has done some more drama oriented films like Gridiron Gang, here he is more vulnerable and must showcase a variety of emotions throughout and nails them. Johnson is a beast of a man and it doesn’t take all that much to convince the audience that he is going to kick ass, but here he just feels like a normal guy. Sure, he is still huge, but plays the part as a normal guy and never suddenly has the ability to destroy everything in his path, which is what makes this movie work so much more. His passion and desperation for the situation and his son really shine through in his performance allowing him to deliver easily the best performance of his career so far. The story is a bit out there at times, but knowing that there is some truth to it allows you to let it go and just see what happens. Of course everyone wants to see the Johnson in action, and while you won’t get the tough guy you may be used too, there is a pretty cool action finale that doesn’t force him to leave the character he has built up throughout the film.
This film sports a great supporting cast including Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Susan Sarandon, Michael Kenneth Williams, Benjamin Bratt, Nadine Velazquez, Harold Perrineau, but this is Johnson’s show all the way. It was so great to see the most electrifying man in sports entertainment doing the same on film in his early work as well. The 4K transfer is excellent and really adds more realism to this film. In addition to the film this release includes bonus content including deleted scenes, trailer, commentary and a making of featurette that takes you behind bringing this film to life.
Hit the road to redemption and grab your copy of Snitch on 4K Ultra HD when it hits stores on June 6th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.