Written May 27, 2013
A lot of people went to the movie, including myself, thinking that it was going to be some typical action movie; I didn't even know it was based on true events. It ended up portraying the typical Miami lifestyle plus the bodybuilding scene to perfection. I have lived in Miami and work out religiously.
I laughed so much because, first of all, they are so dumb (typical meathead) and because they would do unimaginable stuff. The fact that all this happened makes you think that we live in a messed up world.
Marky Mark pulls this role perfectly; many people disagree because they have probably never been to a gym and just do not understand his behavior and persona. The Rock's character is just too funny; you should just better look at him yourself. The other guy, was definitely funny and a great supporting actor.
Please go see it. It has action. It is funny, It is based on true events. And it will make you wanna go get pumped of course :o)
Written October 28, 2014
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 October 22, 2014
When this movie was first announced I blew it off because it looked like a waste of time, but then I hear that it's based on a true story & I had nothing better to do so I figured why not?. Even though it was better than I expected it wasn't all that either, I mean the back story itself about three beefed up guys extorting some rich criminal was definitely intriguing to think about but the movie itself was falsely advertised as it looked like just it was going to be a simple comedy but in reality it had a slight dark tone to it with profanity laced comic relief thrown in there as much as possible none of which I found funny, but like I said the back story kept me interested enough for me to give it an So-So rating
Written December 20, 2014
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 December 20, 2014
If we had ridden separately to the theater - I would have walked out. Yes, there existed a few little chuckles - maybe 5 in an entire 2 hours. Other than that, there was basically no redeeming value to this "entertainment".