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on July 9, 2014
Anything staring Dwayne Johnson and/or directed by Michael Bay is usually going to be high on the "insult your intelligence" scale. But by either dumb luck or skill (or maybe by staying close to the true story) this film turned out to be a dark comedy masterpiece - in my humble opinion!
From one scene to the next I was both shocked by the gruesome horror of what was happening (knowing it's a true story) and laughing my [butt] off, at the same time! All the main actors were able to sell the callously brutal, yet amazing stupid characters that they were portraying.
The supporting actors (Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris, etc.) were superb (or maybe superbly directed???).
If you've got a dark, sarcastic sense of humor, like me - I highly recommend this film. If you don't have that kind of a sense of humor, you might be over-whelmed by the gory-ness of some scenes, and generally come away from the movie with a very negative feeling. If that's the case, you should develop a sense of humor like mine!