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Pain & Gain Reviews

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August 29, 2013
[Bay] tries to be funny, and it turns out to be even more brutal, loathsome and crude than his previous efforts.
August 29, 2013
The performances are first class and help make you warm to the lunkheaded trio against your better judgement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 29, 2013
The uneasy blend of comedy and ultra-violence will turn some viewers off but, if you can stomach it, you may find yourself curiously entertained.
August 29, 2013
Michael Bay's muscle-bound satire is Bad Boys on 'roids. And that's not a good thing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 29, 2013
Forgive me while I weep in despair. Pain and Gain is awful beyond imagining.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
August 29, 2013
There's something inspired about putting Michael Bay in charge of a brazen action-comedy about gym-pumped knuckleheads who screw up their own criminal masterplan most royally.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2013
Spirited and very funny, this movie should actually be rather disturbing since it's a true story about torture and murder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2013
Along with comedy dismemberings, farcical GBH and the barbecuing of human hands, the movie offers the equally gruesome spectacle of a metaphor being clubbed to death.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 28, 2013
A scabrous satirical swipe at not only the knuckle-headed machismo the director seems so enthralled by, but also at an America crippled by consumerism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2013
Labelling a Michael Bay movie thoughtful is like calling Transformers cerebral...but this is a lot more stimulating than we've come to expect even if reverts to shoot 'em up type by the end of its pumped up running time.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2013
A bleak, bitter, wicked pleasure that holds up the underpinnings of modern America - self-help, Jesus, and violence - for ridicule.
August 27, 2013
The first hour may be Bay's career high point: it's fast, freaky, gloriously tasteless and startlingly pointed in its attacks on western insecurity, shallowness and greed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2013
Ultimately, cinema is a form of entertainment and this picture does nothing but entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 25, 2013
120 minutes of this bloated vanity project is plenty painful, while demonstrating that the world has little to gain from Bay relaunching himself as Steven Soderbergh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 25, 2013
Michael Bay goes back to a Bad Boys budget and a big boys' rating, for a true-life crime story that's inconsistent and frenetic, but also funny and wilfully outrageous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 20, 2013
Without having to worry about giant robots or special effects so much, director Michael Bay gets the chance to properly exercise his talent for film comedy, a quality that laces a lot of his films and that too many critics are loathe to acknowledge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 18, 2013
It's social commentary so slick and scathing letting it wash over you feels like getting lubed and chafed at the same time.
August 15, 2013
An entertaining spin on macho theatrics with amusing lead performances and a bizarre true story to tell. Definitely worth the effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2013
Like all of Bay's work, it's over-the-top, brash and exhausting to watch. But like the lifestyle its characters aspire to, there's an allure too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 12, 2013
Agony
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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