Written July 30, 2015
this movie was disgraceful from about midway to finish, I had no idea what the movie was about when I started watching it and had high hopes for it from the looks of the title but when I realized that this movie was a true story based on some disturbed murderers I could not help but feel sick to my stomach. Someone out there thought it was ok to promote a story about these sick individuals and the BS they had done, WOW what is the world coming to that it needs it entertainment form crap like this, all I have left to say is Michal Bay should be ashamed of himself.
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 July 28, 2015
This movie had all the pieces in the right place of being a great True Life Story movie. An all star cast + the true life story line, however, this movie though interesting to watch, I wouldn't ever watch again, nor possibly even recommend. The humor placed in this movie was completely inappropriate. If you google this story, and read the timeline of events before even watching the movie, you'd be insulted. Secondly, the cover should have Mark Walhberg (Lugo) and Anthony Mackie (Doorbal) on the cover, since they were the prime killers, but for the sake of getting viewers attention, they put Dwayne Johnson. I'm more or less disturbed that this was made into a dark comedy, when the truth behind this story is far from humorous.
Written July 29, 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.