Written May 03, 2015
It will take years of the therapeutic process to conclude “why” , with knowledge and foresight, I went to see this terrifically awful film; questioning the soundness of my mind, the stability of of my judgment I can only surmise I suffered from a temporary loss of sanity or a petit mal seizure.
Based on a true story which transpired in Florida in the 90’s three “muscle crunchers” led by Mark Whalberg (shares my mental lacuna) kidnap, try to kill a successful business owner, for his wealth; the only, lonely humorous moments revolve around his obstinacy, refusal to die.
“Pain” in abundance and nothing to “Gain”; skip this insufferable, pathetic, stupid morass of ineptitude.
Written September 03, 2015
I was not familiar with the true story that this was based on. I honestly thought it was going to be a simple kidnapping and extortion story - bad guys get caught - justice is served.
Next time - I will be doing a bit more checking before I head out to the cinema. Because - I definitely did not get what I was expecting.
I really don't blame the actors (other than for going along with it). But, a lot of stuff could have been toned down and the writing needed some help.
I really liked the cast - I think they did a pretty decent job considering what they were working with.
Written October 10, 2015
This movie is factually based, and the facts are sad and unfunny. Everyone overacts and they act stupidly. It's quite violent, too. Wait for the DVD.
Written July 31, 2015
My husband & I really like Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, so I figured this was a must see for us.
The one thing about the movie that suprised me the most was that this is actually based on a true story. I had heard a few basic things about the outline of the story, but the movie actually shocked me and blew me away.
The first thing I have to say is that I can't believe these idiots managed to get away with the crimes as long as they did. It doesn't say much about the abilities of the Miami/Dade county police department. Mark & Dwayne give great performances and both really stretched their acting abilities in this one.
It is so unrealistic that I had to keep reminding myself that it all actually happened!
On the whole, I have to say that we enjoyed it immensely. I think that having a somewhat sick sense of humor helps, as we couldn't help laughing at some of the stupid, sick things these guys did. We might even have to own this one!!
Written July 02, 2015
This is my first review, but I wanted to be sure that others know what a waste of time this movie was. I went because I usually really enjoy Dwayne Johnson, but he should have thought twice before accepting this role.
I wish I could get a refund. Don't bother!