Dwayne Johnson stars as a father who will do anything to help his son get out of serving a mandatory 10 year sentence, a punishment unfit for his crime. To do that he needs to help the DEA, including Susan Sarandon and Barry Pepper, get a bigger fish. Trouble ensues.
Johnson never ceases to impress me. He does action, comedy, and drama and does them all well, occasionally blending all three. There's no comedy here, but he really shines in the action and drama department. He can take a movie that has B written all over it and raise it above and beyond my expectations. This is not a pretentious film. It's a popcorn movie based on a true story that keeps you entertained and on the edge of your seat until the very end. Rock on.