75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
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.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Out from behind his Captain America shield, Chris Evans proves a quirky and compelling actor as Mike Weiss, a personal-injury lawyer who spends most of his time doing drugs.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's unfair to complain that Weiss seems over the top. The portrayal seems to be accurate.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
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.
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
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.
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50

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Like any good cautionary tale, Puncture tells a suspenseful story responsibly, creating food for thought and leaving the audience both enlightened and entertained.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Simon Abrams
Puncture's story only moves forward thanks to Evans's charm. But a good lead performance can't single-handedly save thin material.
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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.
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38

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
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.
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54 out of 100
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