Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson does “serious” in this solid drama about a committed father who sets out to catch a group of fearsome drug dealers in the act in order to get his first-time offender son off the hook and out of jail. A clear departure from the more outright action-oriented work the actor has been putting out recently, this was certainly more deliberately paced than expected, but not without its moments. Johnson is helped along the way by a strong supporting cast that includes Susan Sarandon, Michael Williams, Jon Bernthal and Barry Pepper’s scene-stealing goatee.

I talked about the film with Fernando on the podcast here