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Pain & Gain Reviews

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December 16, 2016
The most shocking thing about the new Michael Bay film is... not the orange, grunting criminals pumping a) iron, b) fists and c) other people, but the gradual realisation that this could be Bay's most intellectual film yet.
July 14, 2016
Not for the kiddies, this immensely entertaining flick is a hard-R romp through seedy South Florida.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 21, 2016
Maybe he's trying to do 'GoodFellas'-style dark comedy (the copious voice-overs would certainly suggest it), but put as charitably as possible, Bay is no Scorsese.
April 16, 2016
Bay's worst film to date and the biggest piece of evidence yet in the case against him.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 5, 2015
Fargo for jerks.
June 27, 2014
An often hilarious black comedy with a nicely embedded moral.
June 6, 2014
While Pain & Gain often frustrates, Bay's overwhelming cinematic sense is undeniable.
March 2, 2014
Michael Bay has finally made a film worthy of deep consideration.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 8, 2014
It's hard to see how any of these experienced actors, none of whom are convincing, saw the funny side of this or the appeal of their characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 3, 2014
Pain & Gain weighs about 700 pounds when it ought to weigh 2.
November 4, 2013
Rather than take its true crime caper inspiration seriously, it pawns off its real-life players as dumb action figures and has little respect for the victims involved either.
October 18, 2013
While not a faithful re-enactment of a horrific true story, Pain & Gain will certainly please those looking for cheap thrills
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 12, 2013
...the film occasionally approaches something resembling satire. Bay's attempts at humour are not always insightful though - a dead woman's breast implant still gets giggled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2013
Michael Bay's lurid crime comedy Pain & Gain is as excessively pumped-up as you would imagine, a berserk, overblown action movie on steroids.
September 2, 2013
Pain & Gain is Michael Bay's best film yet, fusing his high-octane and in-your-face directing style with pitch black comedy that makes for the funniest film of 2013.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 31, 2013
Lugo and his confederates feitishized the human body, were steeped in misogyny, and had scant intelligence, emotional or otherwise. Their story is brought to the screen by Michael Bay.
August 30, 2013
This is Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson straining every sinew to deliver the heavy duty performance of his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2013
Might this be the best Michael Bay film ever? We know what you're thinking. But we mean it in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2013
A movie in which women are either pouting, flesh-baring sluts or morbidly obese figures of mockery with terrible personal hygiene, where rampant homophobia is deemed funny and laddish, and where crude racial stereotyping is acceptable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 29, 2013
The closest Michael Bay's natural style for flash really feels like an organic extension and expression of the material's narrative and characters rather than mere surface gloss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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