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Mike Weiss (Chris Evans) is a talented young Houston lawyer and a functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger (co-director Mark Kassen), his longtime friend and partner, is the traight-laced and responsible yin to Mike's yang. Their mom-and-pop personal injury law firm is getting by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take on a case involving Vicky (Vinessa Shaw), a local ER nurse, who is pricked by a contaminated needle on the job. As Weiss and Danziger dig deeper into the case, a health care and pharmaceutical conspiracy teeters on exposure and heavyweight attorneys move in… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""Puncture" has the unusual problem of being almost too intriguing; its based-on-true-events story seems to cry out for documentary treatment."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"It's a thoughtful entry in the growing subgenre of whistle-blower dramas."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"Based on the true story of Michael D. Weiss, which is convenient, since Weiss was considerate enough to live his life in a way that he surrounded himself with every possible cliche and hackneyed, obvious development imaginable."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Although Evans is spectacular, the elements of this lopsided conspiracy thriller never quite jell."
‑ Richard Knight, Knight at the Movies
"The film veers off into an addiction/redemption story awkwardly punctuated by political correctness."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
""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?"
‑ Ethan Gilsdorf, Boston Globe
"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."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"With summer movies safely tucked away, it's the time of year where Oscar films pop up, and this week's Puncture may be a contender."
‑ Billy Tatum, We Got This Covered
"(Evans) turns in a performance that gives no quarter. It is raw, it is dangerous, and it is unforgettable"
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"Stick a pin in it."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Evans works so hard to look like a drug addict that it undermines the character's effort not to look like one."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Electrifying in the role, Evans reminds me of other great out-of-control druggies played by Al Pacino and Nicolas Cage."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...a sporadically watchable yet wholly uninvolving endeavor that probably does a disservice to the movie's real-life inspiration."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Evans is good here, revealing an intensity of thought he's rarely displayed before, but it just isn't enough to pull Puncture out of neutral."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"Even with a very-good lead performance, isn't memorable enough to recommend."
‑ Brian Tallerico, HollywoodChicago.com
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