Puncture Reviews

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 13, 2011
It's a thoughtful entry in the growing subgenre of whistle-blower dramas.
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.
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
[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
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.
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 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.