HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO SAVE YOUR SON?
When John Matthews’s (Dwayne Johnson) son is thrown in prison for distributing drugs (even though he was set up), Matthews makes a deal with a U.S. Attorney (Susan Sarandon) to help her arrest bigger fish in exchange for his son’s release. A moderate hit in theaters, most likely due to Johnson’s charismatic performance. He’s what maintains our interest in a thriller where Sarandon’s character is too much of a cliché and the turn of events is hard to believe even though this was based on a real-life story. A lot of adrenaline near the end, but uneven on the whole.
2013-U.S.-United Arab Emirates. 112 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. Cast: Dwayne Johnson (John Matthews), Susan Sarandon (Joanne Keeghan), Barry Pepper (Cooper), Jon Bernthal, Michael K. Williams, Melina Kanakaredes… Benjamin Bratt.