Written July 29, 2016
Pain & Gain. Where to begin? Finally getting off his Transformers debacle (hate em or love em) Bay puts himself back in familiar territory with a good old fashioned adventure. Now this is by far his strangest film and easily his best since the rock. Bay has always had a knack for flashy shots, but he out does himself here with full blown beautifull camera work. The Rock and Mark are equally as stunning, with the rock giving his best performance to date. The story is incredibly well paced, going from comedy/hoax to serious/sick. Extremely well paced, extremely well shot, and extremely well acted, I have begun to belive in Michael Bay again. Fantastic movie experience that will likely become a classic.
Written July 28, 2016
Although this movie has "big names" playing the lead roles, it failed to deliver. Labeled as a "Dark Comedy", the comedy parts did not strike a laugh out of me. And I've seen dark comedies before and usually get a laugh. Long story short this movie should be deemed as a movie to watch when you are bored and can't find nothing else to view. This is something to pass the time.
Written July 31, 2015
My husband & I really like Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, so I figured this was a must see for us.
The one thing about the movie that suprised me the most was that this is actually based on a true story. I had heard a few basic things about the outline of the story, but the movie actually shocked me and blew me away.
The first thing I have to say is that I can't believe these idiots managed to get away with the crimes as long as they did. It doesn't say much about the abilities of the Miami/Dade county police department. Mark & Dwayne give great performances and both really stretched their acting abilities in this one.
It is so unrealistic that I had to keep reminding myself that it all actually happened!
On the whole, I have to say that we enjoyed it immensely. I think that having a somewhat sick sense of humor helps, as we couldn't help laughing at some of the stupid, sick things these guys did. We might even have to own this one!!
Written May 02, 2016
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 June 27, 2016
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!