Pain And Gain

Lists: Comedy, Film Quest 2014 - The Challenge

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 1811 (Rank from 2013: # 115)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 9.52%
Regular 47.62%
Half-Popped 42.86%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Paul Perkins88 - Not Your Typical Michael Bay Film.
(full review)
Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 7
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews83(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest83
Andrew Crump of Go, See, Talk!80(full review)
Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews78(full review)
Jackson Shrout75(full review)
Chris of This Is Madness75(full review)
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Angry Vader70(full review)
David Baruffi70
Dave Examines Movies69(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews61(full review)
Movies Hate You Too61(full review)
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes55(full review)
FilmHamster52(full review)
Minnesota Man50(full review)
Bryan Lienesch49 - Just because it's not as ludicrous as it appears, doesn't mean it's not ludicrous.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 7
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 5
CinemaVisitor Erik45(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown43(full review)
Patrick Devitt40

People Involved

  • Mark Wahlberg (Daniel Lugo)
  • Rebel Wilson (Ramona Eldridge)
  • Dwayne Johnson (Paul Doyle)
  • Ken Jeong (Johnny Wu)
  • Ed Harris (Ed Du Bois)
  • Anthony Mackie (Adrian Doorbal)
  • Tony Shalhoub (Victor Kershaw)
  • Rob Corddry (John Mese)
  • Vivi Pineda (Detective Haworth)
  • Emily Rutherfurd (Carolyn Sissy Du Bois)
  • Christopher Markus (Director)
  • Michael Bay (Director)
  • Stephen McFeely (Director)