Puncture Reviews

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.
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.
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.
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 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.
September 24, 2011
Social-activist-filmmaking goes astray at the hands of dueling sibling directors Mark and Adam Kassen.
September 23, 2011
The filmmakers want to honor this man's achievements, but viewers will likely leave the theater uncertain as to what exactly it was that he accomplished.
September 23, 2011
The topic of safety needles is certainly an important one but not one that makes for very interesting drama; the Kassens would have been better off making a doc and having Evans narrate it.
September 22, 2011
[It] possesses all the right ingredients: an idealistic young lawyer, a corrupt corporate villain and a sympathetic victim. It just fails to assemble them into a compelling whole.
September 22, 2011
A typically improbable David & Goliath courtroom drama with a small lawyer battling the corporate medical establishment.
September 22, 2011
There's something perverse about the ultra-conventional way directors/brothers Adam and Mark Kassen handle their unconventional material in the based-on-a-true-story drama Puncture.
September 22, 2011
The issue at hand is not particularly cinematic...And the personal story is handled in a way that seems surprisingly impersonal, even superficial.
September 21, 2011
You can't escape the impression that the actual events the movie dramatises are far more compelling than what's on the screen.
September 20, 2011
Puncture is proudly "Based on a True Story." As is so often the case, this means an indifference to "true" human relationships in favor of crusading self-righteousness.
April 24, 2011
If you like your films like you like your airport fiction, then Puncture should be right up your alley.