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 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.
Written September 23, 2014
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!
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