Excerpt: I know a lot of people don't like Michael Bay films, but this one needs to be given a chance. It is a very different movie than the Transformers pictures for example, and that was what i loved the most about it. This is clearly not a film for everyone, but those who like dark humor and are not afraid to try films that really push the envelope (since this Action/Comedy was based on a true story) will really enjoy this ride from beginning to end.
Excerpt: I would highly recommend renting this first. This was just a "money-making" film for Bay. He was like here I'll give you a dumb film that has Bad Boys II meets Old School... An action film with very nice visuals and good actions scenes in Miami with 3 friends with a scheme to become bigger than what they are. Was it as funny as Old School? Hell No! It was a movie trying too hard to be funny but had its funny parts.
Excerpt: Movie: 4.5 A true story movie that's directed by Michael Bay, you know after the nightmare of a film that was Pearl Harbor everyone said that Michael Bay should never do a movie based on true story ever again and I thought the same. So when I saw the trailer for Pain & Gain and I saw that it was a Michael Bay movie and I felt weird about it, it had a great cast and was very tame in action compared to the Transformers movies so I decided to do some searching about it.
Excerpt: from the opening credits to the closing moments we are told that this story is true. What follows is the most outlandish , bizzare, royally fucked up events in Miami-Dade County history. A trio of body builders thus played here by Mark Wahlburg, The Rock and Anthony Mackey get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong. Tony Shaloub plays the victim.
Excerpt: I actually liked the movie and i was entertained from start to finish. I loved the colors, the humor, the action and the story. Def. not Dwayne Johnson's and Wahlberg's best performance but it was fresh and dynamic. I loved the stripper and her silly accent and just was different than other Michael Bay movies.. I recommend it to give a chance for this one.
Excerpt: Normally I like Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson in most everything thing they've done, but this was the worst piece of trash I've seen in a long time. Glad it was only a rental. Couldn't finish it, had to quit after 25 minutes. Really, what is going on in the last couple of years? It seems like studios are just following a formula: pick a couple of big name actors, add some explosions and some expensive CGI and voila! Instant ca$h!
Summary: Not my usual genre of film, but this particular one deserves a higher score simply because it is based on a true story. You cringe, you laugh, and you cringe again. It left me in complete horror and disgust in a good way, if that makes sense. The acting was very convincing and really gave you a good perspective on the crime itself.
Summary: Deservedly belongs on all worst movies of the year list! Guess it will appeal to all those who think crackheads/body dismemberment/homophobic/chauvinistic actions and attitudes are sources for humor but being offensive is hardly being "comedic." Went with high expectations knowing the cast; still angry the morning after that I spent $30.00 on this trash!