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Pain & Gain (2013) Movie Information

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Michael Bay


Dwayne Johnson
Mark Wahlberg
Anthony Mackie
Ed Harris
Tony Shalhoub
Rebel Wilson





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A pair of hard-partying, but somewhat block-headed, body builders get caught up in a world of drugs and crime and find that extortion and kidnapping is not as easy as they thought. -- Chris Kavan

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kimstir 06/21/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I donít know how much cinematic merit this movie really has, but I kinda enjoyed the heck out of it haha. The whole story is really disturbing when you take a step back and think about it (apparently it's a true story (and maybe me finding it all so funny is even more disturbing?)), but I couldnít help but laugh. Everybody was great. Love Mark Wahlberg in these kind of roles, the "tough guy that's too sensitive." Bar Paly kept making me laugh. She really owned that role I thought. And I want to steal her wardrobe STAT.

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Chris Kavan 06/09/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Michael Bay tries to get serious here - and while the film was highly entertaining, it shouldn't be because the true nature of the story is as despicable and reprehensible as you will find. Trying to instill humor into something so dark should be against the law of film, but leave it to Bay to put his mark on things. If you took out the whole "based on a true story" angle, I would have been nicer, but even though the people responsible got what they deserved, it doesn't mean we should celebrate it in such a flippant manner.

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Matthew Brady 01/10/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Okay micheal bay think's it's okay to make this into a comdey when this stuff did happened in real life.pain and gain. this is by far the worst micheal bay film yet I mean the soundtrack and Dwayne Johnson was the only good thing in this movie.

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02/16/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Painfully boring and not so funny

"You know why habit rhymes with rabbit? Because your life goes down a rabbit hole."
(Irrelevant quote from Lugo and an indication what to expect from this movie)

Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie and especially Dwayne Johnson in a movie about three body-builders who are involved in a kidnapping which they screw up completely.
A great action picture that can provide some distraction on a Saturday night. That's what I imagined since that was the only thing I knew about this movie. And judging the poster it could be an entertaining movie with three mindless hulks (Wahlberg in a lesser degree, but that's compensated by Johnson).

After fifteen minutes I actually began to wonder what I was watching and it seemed to me as if those 3 guys wanted to make an absurd comedy. With th...

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02/05/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

This amount of stupidity should be punished.

This film's title is very ironic. Because all I felt during my viewing of it, was pain. And I gained nothing from it watching its insulting two hours of bad acting and bad filmmaking.

I won't even bother with an introduction, because I am angry and eager to get to the point:

Every single scene in this film is simply wrong. I say that with the fullest confidence, because if you are a person who is actually aware of and has chosen to research the events which Michael Bay has shamefully decided to exploit and glamorize in his new action-satire disaster of a film, then you will most likely agree with me.
This is the director's worst effort, by far, if you can even call Michael Bay a direction by now.
Remember all the hype leading up to this film? How so many people were impressed by h...

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08/17/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Just pain, but no gain

Directed by Michael Bay
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson

Michael Bayís adaptation of the true story just has pain, but no gain. If you have patience of watching a dialog driven comedy film with The Rock in it, just make sure to be having interest right from start. I appreciate Bay for taking a break from his regular cataclysmic summer escapism films. Nothing inspiring, just a chance taken for a comedy film. Rock Factor: Weak. Punch lines: Neither. Action: Amateurish. Performances: Childish. Bay uses Wahlberg and Johnson to play the gym trainers who do extortions, kidnappings and killings. Thankfully Johnson played the Rundown guy (I wonít kill people). But he tried to be bad. Bad judgment: Bay misfires my thinking. Disgusting fact: Despite, many attempts of killing, the man st...

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I agree it's a tough call, but I think Oblivion will win.  Pain and Gains dark humor and strange visual style is probably appealing only to a very specific audience, while oblivion has a much wider spread appeal.
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Simple question: Pain & Gain vs. Oblivion - what movie is going to win the weekend?

I think it's going to be close, but I'm giving the edge to Oblivion.

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