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Pain & Gain


Apr 26, 2013

Latest Home Video

Aug 27, 2013

MPAA Rating



Michael Bay


Mark Wahlberg
Dwayne Johnson
Anthony Mackie


2013 Paramount Pictures

Still shot from the movie: Pain & Gain.

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


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.

Content Details

Why Is Pain & Gain Rated R?

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

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Pain & Gain...

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.

Extra info about this movie

This movie is based on a true story. You can read about the men who inspired the movie here:

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Pain & Gain.

The lure of easy cash justifies criminal activities in Entrapment and Mad Money. Justice/revenge can also a motivation, as in Tower Heist and Man on a Ledge. Other real-life criminals are depicted in Catch Me If You Can and Bernie.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Frequent Coarse Language, Violence, Drug Use.
AB 18A Sexual Violence, Brutal Violence.
MB 18A Brutal Violence Coarse Language Substance/Alcohol Abuse.
ON 18A Brutal Violence, Coarse Language, Substance Abuse.
QC 13+ Violence, Vulgar Language.

Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A

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Details on home video releases of Pain & Gain...

Pain & gain releases to home video on August 27, 2013.

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