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Puncture Reviews

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June 22, 2013
Based on the true story of Michael D. Weiss, which is convenient, since Weiss was considerate enough to live his life in a way that he surrounded himself with every possible cliche and hackneyed, obvious development imaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
February 11, 2013
With summer movies safely tucked away, it's the time of year where Oscar films pop up, and this week's Puncture may be a contender.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 21, 2013
...a sporadically watchable yet wholly uninvolving endeavor that probably does a disservice to the movie's real-life inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 13, 2012
Although Evans is spectacular, the elements of this lopsided conspiracy thriller never quite jell.
January 8, 2012
(Evans) turns in a performance that gives no quarter. It is raw, it is dangerous, and it is unforgettable
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 1, 2011
Evans is good here, revealing an intensity of thought he's rarely displayed before, but it just isn't enough to pull Puncture out of neutral.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 3, 2011
"Puncture" has the unusual problem of being almost too intriguing; its based-on-true-events story seems to cry out for documentary treatment.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 24, 2011
"Puncture'' is based on an actual court case. But is this a story best served by focusing on the legal battle or the arc of Mike's flawed hero?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 21, 2011
Evans works so hard to look like a drug addict that it undermines the character's effort not to look like one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 18, 2011
The film veers off into an addiction/redemption story awkwardly punctuated by political correctness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 13, 2011
Stick a pin in it.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 13, 2011
It's a thoughtful entry in the growing subgenre of whistle-blower dramas.
October 7, 2011
Even with a very-good lead performance, isn't memorable enough to recommend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5.0
October 6, 2011
Perhaps, one day, someone else will pick up [the movie's] effort and do the story justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 6, 2011
Evans's soulful performance keeps Puncture from overdosing on righteous indignation.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 6, 2011
Does a commendable job of merging its David vs. Goliath elements with Weiss' personal problems, doing justice to the fact that "Puncture" is based on true people and an actual case.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2011
Electrifying in the role, Evans reminds me of other great out-of-control druggies played by Al Pacino and Nicolas Cage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2011
A riveting legal drama that easily represents Evans' best work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2011
This muckracking film akin to Ida Tarbell and Lincoln Steffens exposes the multi-billion dollar purchasing scandal in the healthcare industry in the guise of an entertaining thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 24, 2011
Social-activist-filmmaking goes astray at the hands of dueling sibling directors Mark and Adam Kassen.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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