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  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    If the movie ends too abruptly, it still gives plenty of screen time to its nicely screwed-up central character. And it's still a solid, assured feature debut from the latest brothers to watch. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The film is chock-a-block with extraordinary performances and no one will fault the filmmaking either. This is a well-made movie, make no mistake. It just suffers from a dysfunctional hero. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's unfair to complain that Weiss seems over the top. The portrayal seems to be accurate. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    While the Kassen brothers do an impressive job for newcomers -- the film looks great and performances are uniformly solid -- there's some overly blunt dialogue and dead-end subplots that would have been pruned by more experienced filmmakers. show more

  • 50
    Boston Globe

    This story of how corporate interests collude against the common good is surely worthy. But you might ask if the facts of the case might have made a better documentary, not a drama. show more

  • 50
    Simon Abrams Slant Magazine

    Puncture's story only moves forward thanks to Evans's charm. But a good lead performance can't single-handedly save thin material. show more

  • 50
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Like any good cautionary tale, Puncture tells a suspenseful story responsibly, creating food for thought and leaving the audience both enlightened and entertained. show more

  • 38
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    When all is said and done, Mike proves to be not only peripheral to the main thrust of the movie, but a drag on its momentum. show more

  • 60
    David Fear Time Out New York

    It's Weiss's sheer gonzo energy and his determination to keep it together (barely) in the name of justice that initially fuel this underdog tale, giving it a far more manic, unpredictable edge than your usual courtroom handwringer. show more

  • 40
    Boxoffice Magazine

    Puncture is rarely more convincing than the usual legal saga. show more

  • April 24, 2012 jolie101415
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    This was very well acted, terrific story - and a true story - it has it all. I could identify with so many of the characters - fighting a system that isn't always fair, trying to not to be ordinary but doing what God wants me to do with my life - whether it is ordinary or not, being persistent even when I want to sometimes give up but knowing ultimately its the right thing to do. These are the benchmarks of living a life - all of this is in this movie. My only regret is that Mike died - in the end credits, the descriptives of him were so on target. He had so much to give this world and to watch the darkness take him away. This movie would have made Mike proud, I believe. The web site is asking all of us to call our senators and those who can have an affect on these retractable needles being put in hospitals... the fight against those who don't care about the well being of the nurses or med staff... this is a fight we can all join in by sending email and picking up the phone.' Do it - you owe it to someone you love who will be affected by these non protective needles. I have used these retractable needles when I have had to give myself Lovenox, a blood thinkker, made in France (so obviously these are in Europe!) - they are easy to use and very safe! All hospitals/health clinics should use them! If a movie like Puncture can mobilize each of us to do so little that can accomplish so much, then why are you sitting on the computer - get up and call your senator/congressman/woman. Every voice counts and its so easy to be part of doing what is right. So what is my review of the movie - easily 5 days because its based on a true story, it can save lives (even yours), and we need fighters - even quiet fighters who will use a pen, computer or phone. Do your part and I will do mine, too. Hurray for those who made this film - Truth rarely gets told ... instead we see silly movies that have no backstory - You are blessed because this movie is giving you the opportunity to be more than ordinary.....

  • January 18, 2012 gt00000000110806
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    nice

  • September 23, 2011 dm00000000102143
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    Obviously someone needed to write a better review for this movie. Not only is it based on a true story that will blow your mind but Chris Evans does a phenomenal job portraying the part. Seriously people, don\'t take our advice, see it for yourselves. You won\'t be disappointed.

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