Pain & Gain

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Pain & Gain
Blow-stuff-up expert Michael Bay goes in a slightly different direction with this film which is sadly based on true events. A trio of bodybuilders are tired of being poor, and so decide to kidnap a wealthy client and force him to hand over his money. However their criminal enterprise goes horribly wrong. Now, living large with their high-maintenance women will take everything they've got.

130 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller.
Oh yeah? You and whose army?
Oh yeah? You and whose army?

Credits

Cast
Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Bar Paly
Director
Michael Bay
ScreenplayChristopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on articles by Pete Collins
MusicSteve Jablonsky
CinematographyBen Seresin
EditingTom Muldoon, Joel Negron
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byParamount Pictures, De Line Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, comedy
LanguageModerate, mainly strong
NudityBreast nudity, isolated incident
SexModerate, brief incidents. Overall impact strong.
ViolenceFrequent, bloody, strong
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseModerate, fairly frequent
CommentsBased on a true-life story, the film narrates how some small-time bodybuilders kidnap a rich businessman and using torture and extortion, assume his identity. At first successful, the plan goes horribly wrong a second time.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconA spectacle that is murder to endure.
10
Die Burger
Marthinus Koekemoer quote iconAksietoets vir die pyndrumpel.
5
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconOw, ow, ow, little gain.
2
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconWhile it has its moments, Pain & Gain doesn't work hard enough to succeed.
7
Metacritic.com
38 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
150 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIt may be his most thought-provoking film to date, but Michael Bay's Pain & Gain ultimately loses its satirical edge in a stylized flurry of violent spectacle.
9
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10

What the People say

Internet
32823 Netizens quote iconWasn't The Best, But Was Enjoyable
13

Average .. 42%

8

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