Crosstalk Networks own Ken Wicklein reviews Pain and Gain. Here's an excerpt,
"The writers and the aforementioned director seem to not know what kind of movie Pain and Gain is. It is billed as an action-comedy. Yet they never really do either, and they were sure to through in some drama and even a bit of a romantic comedy into the mix. The mix leads to an awkward mess where you do not know if you should be laughing, pumping your fist or crying."