Written June 29, 2016
Pain and Gain is a must see - but probably not for everyone. Some graphic scenes can make it tough for a wide audience, BUT it IS based on a true story - which is larger than life and just a smart move to make a movie about. Having been in this industry for a long time and seen all too many things - I can tell you this story was SO well done about the odd personalities in the fitness industry. But the bigger story is just great. Go see it.
Written July 25, 2016
pain and gain was just okay it wasn't what i expected i could have waited till it came out on video I'ts not a must see movie.
Written August 31, 2016
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 August 27, 2016
I think it's a good movie, but I don't think it's a spectacular movie. It has a decent plot, it has some action, and a couple good laughs here and there, but it just missed *something.* I didn't walk away feeling a wow factor, and it's not one that I would probably watch again in the future unless I happened to catch it on TV. Still, not a bad movie, and I was kept entertained.
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!!