Written January 25, 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 April 29, 2013
This would be a better movie if it didn't have the weak humor. Just an action movie without the silly jokes will make it a Go.
Written December 20, 2014
Although this movie has "big names" playing the lead roles, it failed to deliver. Labeled as a "Dark Comedy", the comedy parts did not strike a laugh out of me. And I've seen dark comedies before and usually get a laugh. Long story short this movie should be deemed as a movie to watch when you are bored and can't find nothing else to view. This is something to pass the time.
Written May 27, 2013
A lot of people went to the movie, including myself, thinking that it was going to be some typical action movie; I didn't even know it was based on true events. It ended up portraying the typical Miami lifestyle plus the bodybuilding scene to perfection. I have lived in Miami and work out religiously.
I laughed so much because, first of all, they are so dumb (typical meathead) and because they would do unimaginable stuff. The fact that all this happened makes you think that we live in a messed up world.
Marky Mark pulls this role perfectly; many people disagree because they have probably never been to a gym and just do not understand his behavior and persona. The Rock's character is just too funny; you should just better look at him yourself. The other guy, was definitely funny and a great supporting actor.
Please go see it. It has action. It is funny, It is based on true events. And it will make you wanna go get pumped of course :o)
Written August 23, 2014
This movie seemed pretty good on the promos and since it was the only movie coming out this weekend with a couple of big name actor I decided to go with my girlfriend. I was instantly disappointed. The narration was laughable. The plot was stupid and it got worse and worse as the movie went on. I wanted to walk out 30 minutes into it but said maybe it will get better. It didn't! Worse movie I have seen this year and I have seen some crappy ones. Very disappointed in "The Rock" & Mark Wahlbergh for even letting this movie go on screen after they finished it and watched it. DO NOT GO. STAY AWAY! I love the actors but this was not a good movie for them.