To watch a film a week directed or written by women.
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…
Realmente, é um filme bem reflexivo. E traz algumas informações que, no mínimo, chocam. Eu mesmo fiquei abismado com essa de que em países pobres, seringas são reutilizadas nas pessoas – e essa é uma das maiores causas da AIDS nestes locais. Gente! Um problema tão grave, gritante como esse, aparentemente segue sem solução alguma.
Sobre o filme: eu achei a narrativa muito lenta e o filme nem é muito longo. Demora um pouco pra engrenar, pra prender, mesmo que sua discussão seja apresentada logo na primeira cena e, como apontei acima, seja bem séria.
Chris Evans, por outro lado, leva o filme nas costas desde sua primeira cena. Ele mostra aqui que possui um verdadeiro potencial para o drama,…
Solid, underseen movie with a David vs. Goliath anti-trust law drama. Chris Evans shows his acting chops as the flawed drug-addicted lawyer and why he's got a career after Cap Marvel movies.
This was fine. The movie itself feels kind of slight for the story it's dealing with. I found that I wanted to know more about the real person and the real case. Evans' acting is really what earned it the 3rd star for me.
Very interesting story based on truth about the medical profession and an incredible one use, safety syringe.
Evans is brilliant in the role of the attorney battling the big corporations and also his addiction with class a drugs.
Evans should take on more of these roles as he is a very likeable person and rather underrated.
Daddy Chris broke my heart in this
You know what I hardly member this movie but all I know is that it's good to know who made history
This is as close to an interesting slice of life piece as you can get really. Puncture plays with two plot lines with separate story devices and brings them together through our main tragic hero. One story is a slice of a highly functioning drug addicted lawyer's life. Chris Evans does an excellent job of portraying a realistic character in that he was very likable despite his substance abuse problems and his tendency to be very headstrong. We root for him for two reasons. One being because he is so likable and we want to see him improve himself and the other being the case he is working as a lawyer, which brings us to the other side of the…
Chris Evans gives a solid dramatic performance in "Puncture". In this true story, he plays a lawyer fighting health supply companies that won't use a new, safer syringe. Meanwhile he is battling his own issues with heavy drug addiction. Evans is the best thing about the film because the narrative goes into a redundant loop. It had potential, but then never gets to the end.
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