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Pain and Gain

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Comedy

Release Date :

April 26, 2013

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Michael Bay

Starring :

The Rock, Mark Wahlberg, Rebel Wilson, Ken Jeong, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, Peter Stormare, Bar Paly, Tony Plana, Yolanthe Cabau

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..unapologetically vulgar, sometimes quite funny, often stomach-churning bacchanal will surely prove too extreme for great swathes of the multiplex crowd..”
by Scott Foundas [Variety]
4 of 5

“..ultimately a success and probably one of Bay's most accomplished movies to date..”
by JimmyO [Joblo]
3 of 4

“..this isn't great cinema, but it's vastly entertaining in an overblown, in-your-face sort of way. It's funny as hell at times with a twisted sense of humor that one typically expects from the likes of the Coen Brothers and Quentin Tarantino..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..the visual and aural style is as over-hydrauliced as the events of display, resulting in an inevitable feeling of overkill..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 5

“..it's a tonal nightmare and Bay struggles with that balance from the very beginning of the film. Ultimately, he finds a groove and the film may win you over, but the journey to that point is as bumpy as a muscled arm..”
by Germain Lussier [SlashFilm]
3 of 5

“..is arguably too much of everything - everyone jabbers on incessantly, and the movie is in love with its own outrageousness..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
2.5 of 4

“..brings fun to the multiplex with its story of knucklehead bodybuilders with pumped-up dreams and 98-pound weakling brains..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
2.5 of 4

“..a sick joke: skillfully made, genuinely funny and appalling for making light of true horror..”
by Soren Andersen [Seattle Times]
2 of 4

“..a good half-hour is spent in the desperate and supposedly hilarious clean-up of a crime scene, but the endless dumbness, cruelty and frantic reaction from Wahlberg, Mackie and Johnson begins to feel like purgatorial grind..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
Review rate : C

“.."Pain & Gain" brings the pain, but it's difficult to see the gain..”
by Tom Long [Detroit News]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Stephen Whitty [New York Observer]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
Reviewed by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]

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