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Madman. Genius. Playboy. Friend. Fool. Lawyer.
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.
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.
So on Letterboxd this is called Puncture but on Netflix it is called Injustice. Anyway, I just saw the gigantic close up of Chris Evans and thought I'd give it a, er, stab.
It's a solid drama about two lawyers who take on an epic David vs Goliath battle with the pharmaceutical companies who are refusing to stock a safer needle that is impossible to reuse. This of course would reduce diseases spreading through accidental punctures to nurses and medical staff (800,000 cases a year in USA alone).
The spin here is that Chris Evans plays a lawyer who is a fully functional drug addict but the pressure of the case starts to cause his ability to handle his addiction…
A great small film with very decent acting, and a story so simple that doesn't have problems to often cut you like a razor, and twist your perception of a scene. Highly interesting!
chris evans never got his juice
Engrossing enough to puncture one's skin.
"Son, You Can't Make Chicken Salad Out of Chicken Shit"
Showcases the struggles of trying to gain justice against conglomerate businesses trying to avoid spending money to better the healthcare of countries they don't care for and even their own.
Chris Evans puts in great performance as lawyer Michael Weiss. It is based on a true story which makes the storytelling tragically brutal and realistic.
Pacing wasn't up to scratch, I feel that not much was achieved by the end, there was more loss than gain and some real assholes in this world.
Tem uma história bem promissora, mesmo que a trate de maneira bem simplista. Faz o mínimo para não errar. Funciona.
Good acting by Chris Evans. Typical good David vs. evil Goliath. Points for being true story.
An oversimplified sanctimonious piece of garbage with a script that gets worse as it goes through. This is a movie that is so confident of itself that it has our hero use the phrase "save lives" without irony throughout the film. Perhaps I have spent too much time in health policy to have the patience for this kind of crap.
chris was good
Challenge to watch at least 366 movies I haven't seen before in 2016. Only counting films exceeding a 50 minute…