Pain & Gain was definitely painful, but...

By burkejen93
Written August 31, 2014
This would have been a great movie if it weren't based on a true story. Holy hell. I just can't believe this really happened. I literallly felt dirty watching it, and I am an adult. I would not want to see this again from a moral standpoint, but I am sure action movie loving guys would love to watch it.
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Stupid Pain Without Gain!!!

By pedsarq
Written September 19, 2014
This movie is full of stupid characters, committing stupid crimes, for stupid reasons. There are plenty of funny and ridiculous moments that will keep you entertained at times, but they're not sustained and it goes back to stupid quickly. There's a recurring reminder throughout the film that this movie is "based on a true story." So, I guess there really was someone out there who chopped off a dead victim's hands and grilled them in a hibachi BBQ to get rid of the fingerprints?! That's just a small sample of what to expect--and there's plenty more where that came from. This is also another one of those frenetic movies with non-stop dialogue. I mean, the script must be huge because there's a lot of talk in this movie, I mean a lot of talking! So, if you decide to see this movie from start to finish, you will become frustrated. My advice is to skip it, but it you go load up on popcorn to help pass the time.
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More Laughs Than Expected

By phoen6xxx
Written April 28, 2013
Call it a dark comedy but I call it an unexpected amount of fun. The story of three body builders who decide to take from the rich to give to the poor (themselves). The comedic delivery from Mark, Dwayne, and Anthony was right on point. I pair this group in the same style as the guys from Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, and Hall Pass. From start to finish I found this movie hilarious. I liked that the previews didn't give too much away and there are a lot of unknown twists. However, if you were looking for something serious from Michael Bay, you will be disappointed. Sure, a few of the reviews are harsh because a serious subject was treated in a humorous way. I for one can appreciate that between everything that's offered in the theaters. This movie was an enjoyable ride and a fantastic two hour much needed distraction from too much seriousness in the media and films. Thank you, Michael Bay!
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Pain and more pain

By Suz3
Written April 27, 2013
Read sugar sweet review below. It's right on. I never review movies. We see everything. We went with college & high school sons. They hated it to. I love the rock and Wahlberg. I love edgy dark humor. This lacked both humor and talent. These two actors dropped to a new low by doing this movie. Not funny. No one laughing in the theater at all. I noticed because I chuckled once or twice and was alone. Save your $. Rent it if u must.
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Pain & Gain

By wgm
Written August 20, 2014
Non stop action and Funny too, it was well written and just a great action movie. Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie portrayed their characters well, considering they were douche bags and complete idiots. This was based on a true story and I do not support the death penalty but Daniel Lugo and Doorbal deserve to die. For action movie fans, this one is for you, but don't take my word for it, see it for yourselves.
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