Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose collegiate son, caught by the feds accepting drugs through a commercial delivery service, gets a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in prison; in exchange for leniency, the father offers to use his trucking company to nab a major drug dealer. This fast-moving actioner by former stunt man Ric Roman Waugh has something one seldom finds in the genre anymore: a point-of-view. Mixed in with the usual car chases and gun drama is a lot of detail about the law governing drug violations and the way the DEA pursues international cartels, and without belaboring the point, Waugh offers a decent critique of the drug war. Johnson gives it his best as usual, and the fine supporting cast includes Susan Sarandon, Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Benjamin Bratt, and Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar on The Wire).
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