Puncture Reviews

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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 8, 2012
(Evans) turns in a performance that gives no quarter. It is raw, it is dangerous, and it is unforgettable
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 13, 2011
It's a thoughtful entry in the growing subgenre of whistle-blower dramas.
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 23, 2011
This true-life film is a likable oddity: a rambling, low-budget Erin Brockovich with a cokehead hero.
September 23, 2011
Evans is an electrifying presence, working overtime to save the day.
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.
September 22, 2011
The picture benefits from its performances, notably Evans' roguish appeal as a guy simultaneously driven and destructive.
September 22, 2011
a quality film worth seeing
September 22, 2011
Well-done, briskly paced and compelling drama with a vital message.
September 21, 2011
An ethically-charged courtroom drama about a David vs. Goliath battle.
Top Critic
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.
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...
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.
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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