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.
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.
Χωρίς να σε κρατάει σε ιδιαίτερη αγωνία θέλεις να τη δεις μέχρι το τέλος. Ο Chris πέρασε πολλές ώρες σε γυμναστήρια και φυσικά δεν χάνει την ευκαιρία να μας το κοπανάει στα μούτρα. Είναι όμως και ένας συμπαθητικός dreamer δικηγόρος που παλεύει ανάμεσα στον εθισμό του στα ναρκωτικά και στην (ίσως) πιο μεγάλη υπόθεση της καριέρας του. Καλή ταινιούλα !!!
Ein Film der zeigt wie die Pharmaindustrie die Zügel fest in der Hand hält. Das er auf einer wahren Begebenheit beruht fällt einem hier nicht schwer zu Glauben.
I solely watched this based on the front-cover, it's very stylish. Thouroughly enjoyed Evan's performance.
I've been staring at this blank review box for 10 minutes trying to figure out a way to write exactly why this movie blew me away and why you should watch it but it seems impossible.
It's not just the (true!) legal battle against a major medical supplies manufacturer that fascinates here. That story is terrifying and sad and compelling enough on its own but throw in Chris Evans' portrayal of (real!) drug addicted attorney Mike Weiss and you have a story that's wholly unique and will punch you in your gut.
Watch this. It's streaming. Watch it for no other reason than to discuss with me one tiny little aspect of the film that left me scratching my head.
Very interesting drama based on true events about health industry corruption that restricts the launch of a syringe system that would save millions of lives. Decently directed by the Kassen brothers and deftly performed by Evans. Its not a world-changer, but as a drama thriller it works well despite a slightly slow start.
Ar lielu atrāvienu labākā Krisa Evansa filma. Bez variantiem.
Tai pat laikā ļoti ļoti nenovērtēta.
Aizraujošs un dusmas izraisošs stāsts, kas liek aizdomāties par visām nelietībām, kas tiek darītas, lai daži indivīdi ar to gūtu labumu.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Not a bad acting showcase for Chris Evans, who gets to cut loose as livewire Mike Weiss, a personal injury lawyer whose charm and success is fueled by a gigantic drug habit. A great character, based on a real dude, who, along with partner Paul Danziger (Mark Kassen), becomes entangled in an antitrust lawsuit against a massive hospital supply company that attempts to force a small competitor (Marshall Bell) out of the market because of a safer syringe that threatens their bottom line. Seeing as the pair are essentially ambulance chasers and their client is a bit of a crackpot we're set up for a classic underdog story, with shades of 70s paranoia thrillers creeping in around the edges, as…
A very by the numbers drama film that just never goes anywhere very interesting. I honestly couldn't tell if the movie was just following the real life events as closely as possible and they were just that damn boring, or if it was the fault of the writers for failing to make an engrossing drama. Chris Evans does a solid job, but he's just basically playing himself as usual so it's good that he's at least interesting to watch. The movie just feels incredibly disjointed, it leads up to things that it doesn't follow through with, and the finale is the very definition of anticlimactic. Unless you're some sort of hardcore Chris Evans fan I really don't see why you should waste your time watching this movie.
Chris Evans je rokzvijezda-odvjetnik i često se drogira, no što se dogodi kada on preuzme ogroman slučaj koji seže duboko i otkriva korupciju zdrastvenih ustanova???
Dogodi se ovaj jadni film s najneuvjerljivijom glumom ikad. :(
Po istinitoj priči. Kao.
not bad at all... not bad at all. not you average courtroom-thriller-drama. 7/10
One of those films so horribly real you wish you hadnt watched it as it makes you realise how corrupt the world is...er yeah good though!!!
Sometimes the formula pays off. This is one of those times. A true story of two struggling attorneys set out to change the medical world. Gripping until the final moments. Despite being a bit predictable I found myself sitting up right in my recliner for it's duration. At it's core it is a powerful story of greed and corruption. One that should not be missed.
Chris Evans delivers what is his most moving performance to date. He stars as Mike Weiss a high performing drug addict. Despite his flaws I found myself smiling during his drug fueled rants and rooting for him as he fell deeper into his addictions. He lights up the screen every time he's on it and…
A nice little investigative lawyer piece. Nice pace.