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 June 30, 2015
I don't mean that it just isn't funny. It really isn't a comedy. IT was amazing only in how horrible it was. Based upon a true story, this was a story that didn't need retelling and I'm stunned that it has the cast and director that it does. don't waste your money and don't waste your time when it comes out on cable.
Written July 04, 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 August 05, 2015
Pain & Gain. Where to begin? Finally getting off his Transformers debacle (hate em or love em) Bay puts himself back in familiar territory with a good old fashioned adventure. Now this is by far his strangest film and easily his best since the rock. Bay has always had a knack for flashy shots, but he out does himself here with full blown beautifull camera work. The Rock and Mark are equally as stunning, with the rock giving his best performance to date. The story is incredibly well paced, going from comedy/hoax to serious/sick. Extremely well paced, extremely well shot, and extremely well acted, I have begun to belive in Michael Bay again. Fantastic movie experience that will likely become a classic.
Written January 28, 2015
This movie is funny! Just can't believe it is a true story, it was really messed up! I felt bad watching but it did make the audience laugh.