Written January 31, 2015
Pain & Gain was very comical at times. Mark Whalberg played a great role as a muscle head trainer who wanted to just be a doer. Anthony Macke had some funny moments in the movie but it was Dwayne Johnson who stole the show.
Written May 30, 2016
I can't believe that Mark Wahlberg and The Rock said yes to these roles and movie. The direction and screenplay are all over the map. I couldn't decide if this was suppose to be an action film, comedy, series story because it is based on real events and presented in documentary format or what. This is the worse acting I have seen by Wahlberg and that's a shame (I really like his past acting and movies.) I would say save your theater money and at best red box it when it comes out; but even then I think you're wasting your money.
Written March 28, 2015
A true story about three bodybuilders who kidnap, torture and murder to steal the American dream. The only problem is, they are too stupid. The movie is like watching the three stooges but people actually die as a result of all the calamity. There is definitely ambivalence after watching this movie. On one hand it's funny as hell but on the over hand you feel guilty as hell for enjoying it because real people lost their lives in all this mess. Dwayne Johnson has perfected the big dumb jock role but I don't actually want him to ever play one again. As for Wahlberg, he's also good at the sadistic psychopath he plays but in his sappy kind of way. Anthony Mackie's body transformation is so remarkable that you can't help but think he engaged in what his character lives for in the movie. I'm just saying. In the real case,you want these idiots to burn. But after watching this movie, you are fully entertained. You will leave wondering could this have really happened. And the answer is, Yes!
Written August 01, 2015
I do Like Wahlberg and the Rock, but simply put this movie is completely awful! So awful in fact I thought Id post this review just to save other movie goers money on top of two hours of wasted time.
Written August 28, 2015
My girl friend and I decided to see Pain & Gain tonight. We actually really enjoyed the movie despite our reservations on the (so-so) review before we left. The story is dramatic, but the characters and some of the situations were quite comical. Dwayne Johnson and Mark Walburg were at the top of their game as usual and the movie was filmed and cut in traditional Michael Bay style. Wether you are curious about the actual story that happened, or are a fan of Marky Mark or The Rock, Pain & Gain was an entertaining movie.