A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. Written by
Some scenes in this movie for example when Paul Doyle barbecue the victim's hands are all creative additions by Michael Bay. See more »
In the Bahamas scene, where Kershaw sees Lugo fleeing on foot, he attempts to drive a car from the passenger seat. While the car is crashing through the small business stands, a stunt driver can be clearly seen driving, in multiple scenes which ends after the car crashes into the wall, giving us a clearer shot of the stunt driver. See more »
Caught an advanced screening of Pain & Gain in Miami and I must say this movie is without doubt going to be a huge hit. Absolutely hysterical and action packed. Marky Mark proves yet again that he is one of the best action/comedy stars of our time. Before seeing this movie I was never a fan of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson or his supposed "acting" skills but after seeing him play a former criminal and hilarious born again Christian in this film I have to say I am now a fan. Go watch this movie and prepare to be laughing hysterically from beginning to end. The fact that the boneheaded kidnapping plan portrayed in the film was based on a true story makes this that much more intriguing. Go watch this movie!
64 of 125 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?