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Submitted by bubs78 241d ago | review

Pain And Gain Review | Bone-idle

Bone-idle writes "Based on a true story, Pain and Gain introduces us immediately to Daniel Lugo (Wahlberg), performing a brutal and impossibly manly work-out in a sleazy part of Miami. This opening shot is the most poignant and suggestive of the entire film, as it shows Lugo as the king of his estate, despite his estate being a run-down slum. He is confident, domineering and enthusiastic. As he himself puts it, he is a ‘doer’. It is a striking image, one that stands in direct contrast to almost the entirety of the ensuing film in order to coerce us into trying understanding his character. He is a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a vest, as it were." (Cinema, Pain & Gain) 3/5

2pacalypsenow  +   240d ago
loved this movie
SouthClaw  +   240d ago
its a strange one. the trailer makes it look like a completely different film. I really enjoyed it though. It is an amazing story with it being a true story and all. I'd recommend it for sure.
2pacalypsenow  +   239d ago
I agree it started as a comedy the turned into a tragedy

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