Puncture Reviews

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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
This true-life film is a likable oddity: a rambling, low-budget Erin Brockovich with a cokehead hero.
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 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
[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
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
A typically improbable David & Goliath courtroom drama with a small lawyer battling the corporate medical establishment.
September 22, 2011
Well-done, briskly paced and compelling drama with a vital message.
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
An ethically-charged courtroom drama about a David vs. Goliath battle.
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.
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 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.
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.
May 25, 2011
Working from a fact-based script, tyro helmers Adam and Mark Kassen fashion an impassioned expose on the health-care industry full of strange-but-true incongruities in Puncture.
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