Interesting story, not so interesting movie

By LoganTheSmirk
Written October 22, 2014
When this movie was first announced I blew it off because it looked like a waste of time, but then I hear that it's based on a true story & I had nothing better to do so I figured why not?. Even though it was better than I expected it wasn't all that either, I mean the back story itself about three beefed up guys extorting some rich criminal was definitely intriguing to think about but the movie itself was falsely advertised as it looked like just it was going to be a simple comedy but in reality it had a slight dark tone to it with profanity laced comic relief thrown in there as much as possible none of which I found funny, but like I said the back story kept me interested enough for me to give it an So-So rating
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Pain & Gain

By marfagirl41
Written October 28, 2014
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!!
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Funny, BUT...

By klparrish1
Written April 27, 2013
If people are seriously that stupid.. the world is in trouble. But back to the movie breakdown.. all I know to say is that it lacked the characteristics of a good movie, true story or not. The movie "42" was a true story and it was very good. This movie, not so much. However, I did get some very good laughs at points throughout the movie.
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I was extremely disappointed!

By brarez
Written September 24, 2013
All the characters were horrible unlikable people.
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Uncomfortable

By Pepsi_Plz
Written October 02, 2014
I never read the reviews before I see a movie featuring my favorite actors, when I know I want to see it no matter what the critics say. This time I wish I had. Not knowing the background, I enjoyed this movie. It was, however, too long -- over 2 hours. It's hilarious, until the end when you realized it was based on a true story. #Awkward
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