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.
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.
January 21, 2013
...a sporadically watchable yet wholly uninvolving endeavor that probably does a disservice to the movie's real-life inspiration.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
October 18, 2011
The film veers off into an addiction/redemption story awkwardly punctuated by political correctness.
October 13, 2011
Stick a pin in it.
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.
October 6, 2011
Perhaps, one day, someone else will pick up [the movie's] effort and do the story justice.
October 6, 2011
Evans's soulful performance keeps Puncture from overdosing on righteous indignation.
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.
October 6, 2011
Electrifying in the role, Evans reminds me of other great out-of-control druggies played by Al Pacino and Nicolas Cage.
October 6, 2011
A riveting legal drama that easily represents Evans' best work.
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.
September 24, 2011
Social-activist-filmmaking goes astray at the hands of dueling sibling directors Mark and Adam Kassen.
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