Director: Michael Bay
Screenwriter: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Cast: Mark Whalberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthonie Mackie
Runtime: 129 mins
Release Date: In Cinemas 30 August
Michael Bay detractors will have a field day with Pain and Gain, a true-crime black comedy which shamelessly wallows in fetishised displays of consumerism and the slow-mo flexing of sun-kissed abs. Positioned by Paramount as a debauched romp across the muscular beaches of Miami, it is apt to assume that Bay’s latest outing – and first film since 2005 not brought to you by Hasbro – is a masturbatory love-letter to testosterone fuelled dominance. But is it?