Pain and Gain (2013)

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Pain and Gain


Mark Wahlberg—————–DL
Dwayne Johnson—————PD
Anthony Mackie—————AD
Tony Shalhoub—————–Victor Kershaw
Ed Harris————————Ed DuBois
Ken Jeong———————–Johnny Wu

Directed by Michael Bay
Written by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, and Pete Collins (Magazine Articles)

Another sneak preview but I have to admit I am torn on this movie. I thought the premise had plenty of potential, but unfortunately this movie fell short. The fact that this is a true story is hard to comprehend as we near the end of the movie. Circumstances are so insane you just cannot believe this is true, like two characters taking back a faulty chainsaw that still has a victims’ hair and blood in it. Michael Bay provides a generous helping of lovely ladies and one incredible blonde who joins the CIA. Although these ladies are great to look at they are not enough to save this film. I have to admit Dwayne Johnson provided an incredible performance, which was the best part of this movie. I was rather annoyed that they showed pictures of the actual criminals when the film was over, I just don’t believe that murders need to be in our movie theaters. These individuals do not need to be glorified; their pictures should be at the bottom of a bird cage covered completely. I can’t explain why I take this stance on this movie so I only put their initials on this site. Perhaps this movie was too close to the Boston Marathon Bombings for me to have any chance of enjoying this film. I hope you never remember their names. Don’t waste your money.

Production Budget: $26,000,000

Box Office
Domestic: $49,694,837
Worldwide: N/A

CC Rating: 4 out of 10

Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.

If you liked this try: Fargo, Arsenic and Old Lace, Catch Me If You Can.