• Pain & Gain (2013)

Pain & Gain

Release Date: April 26th, 2013

DVD Release Date: August 27th, 2013

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 , Comedy drama , Docudrama

Production Co: De Line Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Brash , Pursuit , 1990s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 0
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

  • 50
    David HiltbrandPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Yep, it's all fun and games until someone gets brutalized repeatedly. Before you can avert your eyes, it's Katie, bar the door and break out the chain saws. show more

  • 20
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The story is told in a hammer-on-anvil manner that evinces no gift for social satire or sharp cultural insight. show more

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