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  • In between scenes of the muscleheads torturing their victim, Bay indulges his taste for treating women as sluts and grisly brutality as a nifty excuse for a cheap laugh. Pain and Gain is personal all right. You leave these characters with the distinct impression that they're Bay's kind of people. show more

  • It's a homemade protein-and-steroids smoothie of a plot, combining elements of gore, self-parody, 1990s nostalgia overload and an attempt to say something -- while actually saying absolutely nothing -- about the American dream. show more

  • A badly constructed, blood-spattered caper that comes unglued early on. show more

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  • September 02, 2013 jackd1207
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    The worst movie I have seen in ten years, or more! No redeeming qualities, whatsoever.

  • August 31, 2013 ni00000000163777
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    An American style \"Snatch\" and \"Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels\" that did not work. Micheal Bay please stick to your fast paced blow everything up kind of movies, they somehow kinda work for you and stay away from Guy Ritchie style of movies, those do not work. This movie could have worked.

  • August 28, 2013 mri3iguns
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    Based on a true story and good pacing. Can\'t beat the Rock an Wahlberg

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