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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Anthony Mackie
Dwayne Johnson
Mark Walhberg
Tony Shalhoub
Directors
Michael Bay
Screenwriters
Christopher Markus
Stephen McFeely
Running Time
129 minutes

Pain & Gain
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Pain & Gain

Plot
Cash-strapped bodybuilder Daniel Lugo (Wahlberg) puts his two remaining brain cells to use to concoct a plot to kidnap a rich Miami businessman (Shalhoub). Needing more muscle, he enlists the help of two equally intellectually challenged doofi (Johnson and Mackie).


Verdict
Michael Bay goes back to a Bad Boys budget and a big boys’ rating, for a true-life crime story that’s inconsistent and frenetic, but also funny and wilfully outrageous.


Reviewed by Mark Dinning

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