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A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.
As well as being entertaining and well-made, this film shines a spotlight on the hidden corruption and greed which fuels some of largest corporations in the world; it demonstrates how these people will stop at nothing to extort, deceive and punish the innocent. Sadly, all for material gain.
Not only does this film elucidate upon these corporate immoralities, it brings us the story of Mike Weiss (Chris Evans), a troubled yet dedicated Attorney who strives to change the broken system. Evans proves his versatility with some fantastic acting; whilst portraying the drug fuelled, lonely, ambitious character we see a full range of emotion and in turn, ability. This for me, was awesome.
The only inconsistencies for me were in the…
A well-made and surprisingly engrossing law drama with a stunning central performance from Chris Evans.
Another example of a decent film inexplicably missing out on a big screen release. Hope it finds an audience on video.
An impressive little film which I'm surprised isn't more well-known, especially considering Chris Evans' rising popularity. Puncture essentially revolves around Evans' performance in the central role, appearing in almost every scene. Solid acting from all involved, with a nice simple story containing textbook heroes, villains and enough drama and action to keep the viewer hooked throughout. Nothing to special to look at, but enjoyable nonetheless.
It sometimes finds it hard to balance the court drama with personal drama, but Puncture is an expertly made movie with probably Chris Evan's best performance in my opinion. By the end, I almost felt upset, and I really wanted to do something, and that is something I can commend. Puncture is a very overlooked movie, and I would highly recommend it.
The star power of Chris Evans continues to amaze me with his work outside the MCU. This narrative about a fight against the odds has been done multiple times before, but this managed to be informative as well as entertaining. Characters are wonderfully flawed even if Evans managed to overshadow his fellow cast members. It was pretty disturbing to see how difficult it is to simply do the right thing. Unlike many Hollywood productions, it had legitimately high stakes.
I could certainly relate to this film after working in a hospital for three years and I found more than a few needles. This was based off of a true story that I hadn't heard of before. Some of the conspiracy…
I will most likely change my rating for puncture to 2 and a half stars out of five some day but I think its worthy of a fresh rating because of Chris Evans awesome performance and a decent plot, when I say Chris Evans performance is great I mean it after this, captain america and snowpiercer I think he has now proved himself to be good enough for more big movies.
Evans isn't quite convincing as a drugged-up unreliable dickhead lawyer who cares (this is an RDJ part if there ever was one) but the story is interesting, if executed averagely. If nothing else it makes me want to know more about the real life events behind it.
Based on a true story, an involving drama that chronicles a brilliant junkie lawyer fighting a US monopoly on Medical Supplies. This group, the United Medical Group was effectively buying the market, ensuring Hospitals would only buy from them and preventing other groups from offering safer alternatives. Jeffrey Dancourt had developed a safety needle that prevents needlesticks (accidental puncture of Nurses and Doctors) and the spread of diseases like AIDS, but was unable to sell it to most Hospitals because of UMG's monopoly. Lawyers Weiss and Danziger took on his case even at the expense of losing potential clients and income for their business. It just so happens that Weiss was a junkie which makes the story all that more morally complex and interesting. Chris Evan's portrayal is excellent.
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The movie is fine, Chris Evans' acting is fine, though it was quite depressing for me personally. In the end, Mike doesn't really accomplish anything, he does motivate his partner into pursuing the case longer, but that's it. He ends up drowning in his addiction and dying.
Also, they do get many hospitals to use the safe syringe, which I would think is a great success and something really positive if they hadn't mentioned the reality of syringes in poor countries I wouldn't have thought about it and I would be pretty satisfied with the result. Also the fact that they remember you in the end that even if they changed a bit the situation in EEUU a huge amount of people which haven't been affected in the slightest by their success was pretty disappointing.
The movie just left a sad feeling in me, especially since I know this is a real problem and not just some fictional stuff.
Good drama for Chris Evans pre-Captain America.
It's like a 2.75-star movie but I'll round it up. The quick pace and the tightness of film form were what made me like it and what kept me involved. What brought me out of the movie was the muddled story that seemed unable to decide if it wanted to be a legal drama, a self-redemption tale, or a good-cause campaigner. Now, it is possible to do all these things well, and while difficult, it may be even be possible inside a 100 minute runtime, but not when 75% of the screen time is devoted to Chris Evans being an uninteresting bad boy and the by-the-numbers crisis of faith it brings on.
So much promise, but it's mired in a lot of banal Chris Evans scenes. He's just not an interesting actor to me and his performance felt emotionally empty.
I quote Chris Evans, from a not too recent interview that he said no one really looks at his indie films and no one really sees he's trying to do good films or something worded as such.
This is a good Chris Evans film, that his acting raises the film up than the compelling story it was trying to tell. I think this seconds to his acting ability right under "Snowpiercer". This story gives exactly what it was trying to say and portray but the hero is sadly a drug addict and dysfunctional. Based on a tragically true story. This was a very good film but fails to be whole within the lawyers, villain, and factors of a sympathetic victim as well. The tone of the film was really melodramatic but the acting was on point imo especially from Chris. Good soundtrack too.
I really didn't think this was that bad. Sure, it felt more like a tv drama than a movie but it was an interesting premise.
plus Chris looks So Good in it.
chris is so good in this i'm a proud mom
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