Written May 27, 2015
This film is something completely different than what you would expect from Michael Bay! At times you have to remind yourself that this is actually based on a true story.
Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson make for an entertaining pair and bring lots of muscle and some good humor to Pain & Gain. If your a fan of either actor then you will definitely get a kick out of this movie.
This was way different than I expected but I enjoyed it. Just be sure to leave the kids at home, there are some parts that will make you a little squeamish!
Written May 03, 2015
It will take years of the therapeutic process to conclude “why” , with knowledge and foresight, I went to see this terrifically awful film; questioning the soundness of my mind, the stability of of my judgment I can only surmise I suffered from a temporary loss of sanity or a petit mal seizure.
Based on a true story which transpired in Florida in the 90’s three “muscle crunchers” led by Mark Whalberg (shares my mental lacuna) kidnap, try to kill a successful business owner, for his wealth; the only, lonely humorous moments revolve around his obstinacy, refusal to die.
“Pain” in abundance and nothing to “Gain”; skip this insufferable, pathetic, stupid morass of ineptitude.
Written September 03, 2015
I was not familiar with the true story that this was based on. I honestly thought it was going to be a simple kidnapping and extortion story - bad guys get caught - justice is served.
Next time - I will be doing a bit more checking before I head out to the cinema. Because - I definitely did not get what I was expecting.
I really don't blame the actors (other than for going along with it). But, a lot of stuff could have been toned down and the writing needed some help.
I really liked the cast - I think they did a pretty decent job considering what they were working with.
Written May 25, 2015
One i thought it would be a just comedy, but it is a dark comedy with a great story that makes it awesome. Obviously this is rated R so don't take kids or if you aren't the type of person who likes a stupid comedy such as a Will Ferrell or Hangover. I Love this movie because it has alot of action and comedy that keeps me entertained from the first 45 min to the end i want to know whats gonna happen next! Go if you want to be entertained yes it's a true story but remember it's a movie and we go there to be entertained no serious all 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!!