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Pain & Gain

R| 2 hr. 9 min.

Plot Summary
Danny Lupo (Mark Wahlberg), manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul (Dwayne Johnson) and Adrian (Anthony Mackie) as accomplices. After several failed attempts, they abduct rich businessman Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub) and convince him to sign over all his assets to them. But when Kershaw makes it out alive, authorities are reluctant to believe his story.

Cast: Mark Wahlberg , Dwayne Johnson , Ed Harris , Anthony Mackie , Tony Shalhoub , Rob Corddry , Ken Jeong , Bar Paly

Director: Michael Bay

Genres: Action, Docudrama, Comedy drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Pain & Gain (2013)

Release Date: April 26th, 2013|2 hr. 9 min.

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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

  • Michael Bay's absurdist comedy is all pain, no gain and an utter monstrosity. It may be the most unpleasant movie I've ever seen, and I'm not forgetting "Freaks," which Pain & Gain resembles, come to think of it. 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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Weekend Box Office: 'Pain & Gain' Takes US, 'Iron Man 3' Rules World

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Eric Larnick on April 28, 2013

LOS ANGELES - "Iron Man 3" was the heavy-lifter at theaters with a colossal overseas debut that overshadowed a gang of mercenary bodybuilders in a sleepy pre-summer weekend at the domestic box office....

'Pain & Gain' vs. 'The Big Wedding': Which Movie Should You See This Weekend? (VIDEO)

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Dana Taddeo on April 26, 2013

Big muscles and big families dominate the box office this weekend.Michael Bay's action/comedy/drama about bodybuilding criminals, "Pain & Gain," is flexing its way into theaters this Friday, as is...

Michael Bay, 'Pain & Gain' Director, on 'Transformers 4' and the New 'Ninja Turtles' Movie

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Billy Donnelly on April 26, 2013

Typically, when Michael Bay steps behind the camera, you have some expectation for what that film is going to contain -- incredible amounts of action, massive explosions, gunfire, and car chases. Howe...

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