Written April 19, 2015
I'm not a Michael Bay fan, and probably wouldn't have seen the movie if I had known he directed it, but I did like this movie. One key point: this is a DARK comedy, so don't expect an action comedy like Wahlberg's "Big Hit" or Dwayne Johnson's "Rundown". The movie made me laugh, and disturbed me. My Rating: catch the matinee. And don't take the kids.
Written August 30, 2015
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 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 January 30, 2015
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
Written December 20, 2014
If we had ridden separately to the theater - I would have walked out. Yes, there existed a few little chuckles - maybe 5 in an entire 2 hours. Other than that, there was basically no redeeming value to this "entertainment".