Pain & Gain

DVD - 2013
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Pain & Gain
When an ambitious group of personal trainers go after the American dream, they get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Now, living large will take everything they've got.


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Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie

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Feb 26, 2015
  • duane767 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Didn't think a movie could be so offensive but I guess it just depends what you watch or what your tastes are. This wasn't for me and I didn't even watch the whole thing.

Aug 10, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Just when i thought that the director Michael Bay couldn't get any more offensive or much worse as a director,he does exactly just that with this film period.I knew this film was BAD and that's the reason why i skipped it when the libraries picked this up,but not this bad.The only PAIN that i GAINED was changing my mind about watching this period.I said this before and i am going to say this again:MARK WAHLBERG IS NOT FUNNY AT ALL PERIOD.The rest of the cast embarrassed themselves too and if you didn't see this train wreck by now,SKIP THIS FOREVER.This movie continues this all new trend in Hollywood nowadays of making extremely LONG MOVIES THAT ARE ALSO EXTREMELY BAD MOVIES TOO.If you want this to stop like i do,BOYCOTT THE MOVIE THEATERS AND PAYING FOR THESE DVD'S PERIOD,BUT YOU DON'T HEAR ME THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 30, 2014
  • oldhound rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I thought that with some A-list actors this would be a decent movie, I was wrong. This piece of stink isn't worth a pair of old gym shorts.

Jul 05, 2014
  • zxcv rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

do not fill yourself with garbage,as they say garbage in.....

Apr 12, 2014
  • SemioticsSurfer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The story (based on real events) and the cinematography told in a multi-perspective disjointed manner made this a fun movie to watch (albeit 2hrs.)

Apr 11, 2014
  • ashleysears rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie was pretty good. I didn't realize when I picked it up that it was based on a real life story. All parts are well played.

Apr 05, 2014
  • joywolf83 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

way better than I thought and funny too...!

Apr 05, 2014

Good movie, really enjoyed it. Actors did a great job, esp loved Dwayne and Tony in their roles. 18A for a reason, a bit rough in some places, not for kids.

Mar 02, 2014
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

You could probably describe this movie as "Michael Bay back to basics"- back to Miami, back to bright sun-drenched colours, way-over-the-top situations, morally questionable laughs and amazing bodies both masculine and feminine with little to nothing on, and even back to the mid-90s! As someone who always found the first "Bad Boys" movie to be a genuinely enjoyable guilty pleasure, I had a few laughs watching "Pain & Gain", though it was probably 10-15 minutes too long in the end. The funniest scenes, sadly, come and go all too quickly: Rebel Wilson, for example, only shows up for about 5 minutes, each one of them memorable, and Wahlberg's puerile life-coaching of a bunch of rich suburbanite kids is Kroll-show worthy in its utter ludicrousness.

Feb 08, 2014
  • kz_1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

For a based on true events, I found it comical, at times, w some exaggerated violence.
Quite lengthy and somehow the secondary characters were more engaging than the main character aka MW's xter.Overall,good

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Mar 02, 2014
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Daniel Lugo: [to a little boy] Don't eyeball me! I've seen your mother driving up and down these streets looking at me! I'll be your stepfather in about a week!

Dec 15, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

“Respectability is the punishment of the wild.”-Margaret Mitchell

Dec 15, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"Respect is for the dead, the living knead dough."- Archie Bunker

Nov 01, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Victor Kershaw: I'm a self-made man. I've made a lot of money!

Daniel Lugo: Why don't you spend some of it on salads?

Victor Kershaw: You know who invented salads? Poor people!


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Nov 10, 2013
  • MyFamily rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Sep 30, 2013

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Nov 01, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Pain & Gain is a 2013 American crime-comedy film directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. The film is based on a story published in a 1999 series of Miami New Times articles written by Pete Collins and compiled in Collins' 2013 book Pain & Gain: This is a True Story, which details the kidnapping, extortion, torture, and murder of several victims by an organized group of criminals that included a number of bodybuilders affiliated with Sun Gym.[4][5] The film is Michael Bay's fourth R-rated film by the MPAA. The film's title is a play on the common exercising adage of No pain, no gain. The adage is used for the French title of the film.

The film was released on April 27, 2013 and received mixed reviews, praising the direction, acting and script but criticizing the violence, the comic chemistry and the historical differences with the real events. The film grossed more than $85 million worldwide, making it one of Michael Bay's lower-grossing films.


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