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Being big and tough ought to have its advantages, and Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) is about to cash in on them. Teaming up with a couple of his bodybuilding buddies (Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie) he hatches a kidnapping plot that with only a little pain should bring great gain.

MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence, crude sexual content, nudity, language throughout and drug use.

Why is Pain & Gain rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Pain & Gain is rated R for for bloody violence, crude sexual content, nudity, language throughout and drug use.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of explicit graphic violence.

- Frequent depictions of beating, shooting, electrocution, burning and explosion.

- Graphic portrayals of torture and brutality, with blood, dismemberment, and detail.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images

- Occasional upsetting and disturbing scenes

Sexual Content:

- Portrayals of sexual activity, with no nudity and some detail.

- Implied and simulated sexual activity.

- Breast and buttock nudity in sexual and non-sexual context.

- Frequent detailed crude sexual references.

- Sexual innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.


Approximately 214 instances of coarse language including:

- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, sexual and ethno-cultural slurs, and vulgar expressions, sometimes in an aggressive context.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Frequent detailed and graphic portrayals of substance abuse.

- Several scenes of drug use involving cocaine.

Pain & Gain
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frequent Coarse Language, Violence, Drug Use.
Alberta 18A Sexual Violence, Brutal Violence.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence Coarse Language Substance/Alcohol Abuse.
Ontario 18A Brutal Violence, Coarse Language, Substance Abuse.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Vulgar Language.
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A