Written August 30, 2014
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 April 27, 2013
As I sat watching this movie for the first 45 minutes or so I was thinking; "What a stinker this is!" Then they reminded me on screen that "This is still a true story." After that the movie became hilarious to me. It was just not possible for these guys to be so dang dumb! But apparently it is and they were. Toward the end I was laughing out loud at these idiots. Not a great movie, but it becomes really entertaining. I recommend it for some good sincere laughter at the expense of others.
Written September 24, 2014
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 October 22, 2014
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 October 23, 2014
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.