- A little-known Dwayne Johnson action thriller gains popularity on Netflix
- Six-year-old film “Snitch” experiences an unexpected resurgence
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson credits the movie for shaping him into the movie star he is today
An underappreciated action thriller featuring Dwayne Johnson, titled “Snitch,” has recently become an unexpected hit on Netflix. The six-year-old film tells the story of a father who goes undercover for the DEA to free his son from prison after he is wrongfully accused of drug distribution.
The movie, which was released back in 2013, has experienced a sudden resurgence in popularity, earning a spot among Netflix’s most-watched films. In the film, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson takes on the role of John Matthews, a desperate father who infiltrates a drug cartel in order to save his son. The film also stars Susan Sarandon, Barry Pepper, and Benjamin Bratt.
The popularity of the film may be due to Johnson’s ever-growing fanbase, which has expanded as he has taken on more high-profile roles in the action and comedy genres. Dwayne Johnson has previously credited this relatively unknown film with helping to shape him into the superstar he is today, stating, “It’s a defining movie for me…This was an opportunity for me to take a role, after years of fighting in WWE rings and after ‘The Scorpion King.’ Getting the opportunity to act and carry a film, and work with a great filmmaker like Ric Roman Waugh, that was an opportunity for me to grow in a genre that I loved, which was action.”
As more viewers discover the film, it continues to gain traction on Netflix, proving that even a once-forgotten film can find success years later with a new audience.