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For viewers, director’s onslaught renders true story all pain and no gain

From left, Dwayne Johnson plays Paul Doyle, Anthony Mackie is Adrian Doorbal and Mark Wahlberg portrays Daniel Lugo and in “Pain & Gain.”
From left, Dwayne Johnson plays Paul Doyle, Anthony Mackie is Adrian Doorbal and Mark Wahlberg portrays Daniel Lugo and in “Pain & Gain.”
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There’s a siege mentality about Michael Bay’s movies, as though viewers are the enemy holed up in a bunker and he’s the guy ordering heavy-metal music around-the-clock to wear down our morale and force us to surrender. Bay’s true-crime caper “Pain & Gain” lacks the visual-effects mayhem and sci-fi cacophony of his “Transformers” blockbusters, yet the movie uses all the shock and awe and noise and bluster the director has in his utterly unsubtle arsenal. ...


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