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Puncture Reviews

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Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered
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
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
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
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
October 13, 2011
It's a thoughtful entry in the growing subgenre of whistle-blower dramas.
Matt Singer
Time Out Chicago
October 6, 2011
Evans's soulful performance keeps Puncture from overdosing on righteous indignation.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Matt Pais
October 6, 2011
A riveting legal drama that easily represents Evans' best work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
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
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 23, 2011
This true-life film is a likable oddity: a rambling, low-budget Erin Brockovich with a cokehead hero.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 23, 2011
Evans is an electrifying presence, working overtime to save the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 23, 2011
"Puncture" presents a compelling story, but it's also difficult to sympathize with Evans' doomed main character, no matter how vividly he's acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
September 22, 2011
The picture benefits from its performances, notably Evans' roguish appeal as a guy simultaneously driven and destructive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Blake French
September 22, 2011
a quality film worth seeing
| Original Score: 4/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
September 22, 2011
Well-done, briskly paced and compelling drama with a vital message.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 21, 2011
An ethically-charged courtroom drama about a David vs. Goliath battle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
September 21, 2011
Like any good cautionary tale, Puncture tells a suspenseful story responsibly, creating food for thought and leaving the audience both enlightened and entertained.
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David Fear
Time Out
September 21, 2011
It's Weiss's sheer gonzo energy and his determination to keep it together (barely) in the name of justice that initially fuel this underdog tale...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
September 18, 2011
No stranger to drug paraphernalia himself, Evans as danger junkie Weiss is deep into coke and hookers, when not stumbling into court ready to rumble over suspect syringes. Captain America sticks it to the differently dangerous medical establishment.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 8, 2011
The film is chock-a-block with extraordinary performances and no one will fault the filmmaking either. This is a well-made movie, make no mistake. It just suffers from a dysfunctional hero.
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