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Pain & Gain Reviews

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½ July 10, 2017
Pain and Gain flickers scenes of drugs, muscles, penises, vaginas, sex toys and bleeding to no end, although that doesn't mean I ever want this movie cleared away from my mind since Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne still have over-the-top acting that proves that they to no end glorify muscles, religion and motivation in order to steal from the spoiled rich. Pain and Gain is by far one of the most visually stunning movies I've seen in a while and a great break from having to watch movies where the filmmakers always make you cheer for the protagonists as dramatic heroes.
July 5, 2017
Pain & Gain is another under rated movie, that was a true story. This is by far Michael Bays best film after Transformers 1 & 3.
½ June 25, 2017
Instant classic. Thank you Michael Bay!
June 17, 2017
What a sick movie ?!?!?! Its really hard to believe that this really happened in real life.
½ June 17, 2017
Sono sicuro che si siano spinti un po' troppo oltre a raccontare questa incredibile storia vera, che anche se non conosco mi sembra sia stata un po' pompata tanto quanto i protagonisti. Il film ha il classico stile alla Michael Bay, che manifesta tutta la sua presenza lungo tutta la sua durata. In questo caso però non eccede, rimane coerente con il tema narrato, riuscendo a creare un'atmosfera davvero surreale. Alcune scene sono decisamente troppo spinte e altre hanno dialoghi irrealistici, ma per il resto il black humour e il sarcasmo vengono sfruttati alla perfezione per raccontare una storia che ha dell'incredibile.
May 6, 2017
Pain and gain tells the story of three weight lifters willing to do anything to become rich and a somebody. This eventually causes them to rob a millionaire for everything hes got. This film gradually unwinds and opens up with more insanity with increasingly hilarious outcomes. You would not believe this was a michael bay film as it was pretty well shot and the script seemed to flow well. Dwayne johnson, mark whalberg and anthony mackie all steal the show in this comedy crime caper.
½ May 6, 2017
Can't really explain what this movie was about because there was no apparent structure (or effort) put into it, but, whatever it was, it was bad.
½ April 14, 2017
6.5/10 It has some good laughs, nice pace. Very light overall, but the true story behind it gives it a certain appeal.
½ March 9, 2017
I was in Tyler, TX My Papaw and I wanted to watch an action movie. So we watched Pain and Gain. Man It was not what he and I expected it was one of those movies where we fell asleep because their was not alot of action. It is not worth using your time watching the Michael Bay Film.
March 8, 2017
rock is hilarious. if youre not sure he can act, watch this. he can.
February 8, 2017
I turned this off half way through, and cutting a movie short is something I only do in exceptional cases, and 'Pain & Gain' qualified by a country mile. Michael Bay whores out almost every scene to either violence or tastelessness 'humour' (but usually a combination of both), even in the more serious/darker scenes (torture, for example) which really ought not to have been furnished with such crude levity, given the content along with the fact that this story is based on true events that happened to real people.

It tries so desperately hard in every single scene to be funny when it isn't, unless your idea of humour is pre-pubescent, puerile, tasteless gags. We're all familiar with Michael Bay's trademark cut-and-editing at breakneck speed, and that slick style sometimes works for his more action orientated films, but not for what is supposed to be a black-comedy- fact-based-drama. The pacing is all over the place, and Bay simply doesn't have the capacity to let the characters and story have some breathing room to develop and unfold. He rushes everything from one ridiculous scene to the next, and I don't think I've seen it done to such a neurotic and appalling degree, even by this director's poor standards. Judging from what I've seen here, it would appear that the effects of steroid-mania affected not only the people upon which these characters are loosely based, but also Mister Bay.
January 30, 2017
don't even remember if i finished it
Super Reviewer
January 11, 2017
Buenas actuaciones, divertida pero totalmente violenta y sin buena dirección. Michael Bay nuevamente lo hace bien entreteniendo pero hace un mal trabajo dirigiendo a actores muy talentosos. Eso si la película es entretenida y divertida. Simplemente palomera.
December 30, 2016
It's good movie to watch
½ December 30, 2016
It's very half-and-half every time something good happens Michael Bay slaps you in the face with something retarded or cliched.
½ December 25, 2016
entertaining, fun, funny movie with an interesting story (2 viewings)
December 10, 2016
The plot was bizarre because this true story was bizarre. It stayed true to the actual events. I can't see how crooks can be so dumb about committing extravagant crimes without thinking them through fully!!!
Super Reviewer
½ December 7, 2016
A very different film to what I expected because the trailer made it seem like it was going to be a comedy/crime/action but what we got was crime/comedy that could of done with more action, Not to say it wasn't a bad film because it wasn't the story although over long was great and told well, Dwayne and Mark were great fun and played their parts well with some quite gruesome gory bits, It's an interesting very different film, It tries to be funny but 9 times out of 10 fails, I dont know how much of this true story was accurate but even if its half true its still pretty shocking, Could of been so much better if given to the right director, Stick to blockbusters please Michael Bay.
December 6, 2016
Having no expectations going into this movie, I thought it was surprisingly outrageous and hilarious. The cast all play well off each other, the characters are so dumb they are funny, and there's plenty of mindless Bay action.
November 13, 2016
Enjoyed this film. Plenty of comedy moments in a dark story. Good light and shade. Hard to believe it's anywhere close to a true story though.
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