Written April 28, 2013
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 July 25, 2014
I had high hopes for this movie. The previews made it look funny and entertaining. Then the movie started...and it just went downhill from there. This movie was a complete waste of time. It had potential, but completely missed the mark. I left the theater in silence...and not because I was blown away...I just could not think of anything good to say about it...and I was in awe that it was THAT bad.
Written July 26, 2014
I thought the movie was good at first, but it was waaayyy too long! I was falling asleep in the theater for the first time ever. It was a waste of my time.
Written April 30, 2013
Since the movie was based on actual events it was not as much action as one would believe from the trailers. Overall it was a good movie. If you are into fact based movies go if not I do not recommend
Written April 29, 2013
Pain and Gain was a very interesting movie with comedy and action. Typical Michael Bay film with trademark slow motion and 360 camera movie shots. Pros were the film looked great for a 25 million budgert and had some great action sequences. Also, I wish the movie was about 20 mins shorter but that is a Michael Bay film for you. The Rock and Mark Wahlberg were ripped in the film and had some good chemistry. Mark Whalberg's character was a train wreck which was very interesting. The Rock is improving on his acting skills.