Pain and Gain Reviews

  • Pain and Gain
    • Genre : Drama, Comedy
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 129 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : 25
    • Studio : Paramount Pictures
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Movie Reviews

  • 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 ]
  • ultimately a success and probably one of Bay's most accomplished movies to date
    4 of 5 by JimmyO [Joblo ]
  • 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
    3 of 4 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 ]
  • 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
    3 of 5 by Germain Lussier [SlashFilm ]
  • is arguably too much of everything - everyone jabbers on incessantly, and the movie is in love with its own outrageousness
    3 of 5 by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News ]
  • brings fun to the multiplex with its story of knucklehead bodybuilders with pumped-up dreams and 98-pound weakling brains
    2.5 of 4 by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star ]
  • a sick joke: skillfully made, genuinely funny and appalling for making light of true horror
    2.5 of 4 by Soren Andersen [Seattle Times ]
  • 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
    2 of 4 by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail ]
  • "Pain & Gain" brings the pain, but it's difficult to see the gain
    Review rate : C 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 ]

Reader's Reviews

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