Snitch : Movie Review

Someone please get director Ric Roman Waugh a tripod! Snitch might be a passable action-thriller but it's hard to say because every time an action scene comes along, the image shakes so badly it's impossible to keep anything in view or focus. Those with motion sickness problems may feel the urge to void their stomachs on the theater floor. And the hand-held shakiness doesn't stop when the chases and shootings end. Even simple dialogue scenes wobble as if the cameraman has the shakes. Waugh's intention with this approach is, as is often cited by directors employing this form of instability, to make things more immediate and gritty. The reality, however, is that it renders Snitch damn near impossible to watch at times.

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Author : James Berardinelli