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 May 24, 2015
This story had some possibilities, but the movie was for the most part over-the-top bad. I think there may have been some hope of a comparison to Fargo, but unfortunately where Fargo hit the right notes on many levels, Pain & Gain missed. I don't know how true it was to the story - what a bunch of losers! I think that with better direction and writing, these actors could have made a more entertaining film.
Written May 04, 2015
I love the actors. Normally love their movies. The acting was good. The story, however, made the movie too hard to watch. I wanted to leave before it was over because it was so disturbing, but I was afraid something would happen to redeem the movie. Unfortunately, it didn't. Still love Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson though!
Written July 01, 2015
This is a true story about a brutal gang of men who gruesomely murdered some real people and chopped up their bodies. This is supposed to be fun and entertaining? I don't think so.
Do not under any circumstances go and think it will be fun to watch Mark Wahlberg or the Rock be violent and pretend it's cool. It just isn't cool to murder people, chop them up and then make a movie out of it ridiculing the people you murdered.......
Written September 24, 2013
All the characters were horrible unlikable people.