Actors of "Pain & Gain"Wladimir KlitschkoBirthdate: 25 March 1976, Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR, USSR [now Semey, Kazakhstan]
Characters of "Pain & Gain"
Directors of "Pain & Gain"Michael BayBirthdate: 17 February 1965, Los Angeles, California, USA
Creators of "Pain & Gain"Christopher MarkusStephen McFeely
Critic Reviews of "Pain & Gain"GrantlandJanuary 03, 2014
Pain & Gain weighs about 700 pounds when it ought to weigh 2.Time OutAugust 27, 2013
The first hour may be Bay's career high point: it's fast, freaky, gloriously tasteless and startlingly pointed in its attacks on western insecurity, shallowness and greed.Rolling StoneMay 02, 2013
In between scenes of the muscleheads torturing their victim, Bay indulges his taste for treating women as sluts and grisly brutality as a nifty excuse for a cheap laugh.New York Magazine/VultureApril 26, 2013
Now [Bay] hits new levels of both artistry and sleaziness in the black comedy Pain & Gain, which I strongly recommend if you don't overvalue taste, subtlety, and moral decency. I liked it.CNN.comApril 26, 2013
This crude and ugly entertainment is as crass as everything this depressingly successful filmmaker has done.Christian Science MonitorApril 26, 2013
It's official. Michael Bay, director of the Transformers clobberfests, knows how to make movies about humans, too. The problem is, he thinks humans are robots.Sunday Times (UK)December 16, 2016
The most shocking thing about the new Michael Bay film is... not the orange, grunting criminals pumping a) iron, b) fists and c) other people, but the gradual realisation that this could be Bay's most intellectual film yet.Washington Free BeaconJuly 14, 2016
Not for the kiddies, this immensely entertaining flick is a hard-R romp through seedy South Florida.FlavorwireJune 21, 2016
Maybe he's trying to do 'GoodFellas'-style dark comedy (the copious voice-overs would certainly suggest it), but put as charitably as possible, Bay is no Scorsese.CinemixtapeApril 16, 2016
Bay's worst film to date and the biggest piece of evidence yet in the case against him.MetroMay 05, 2015
Fargo for jerks.Windy City TimesJune 27, 2014
An often hilarious black comedy with a nicely embedded moral.
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