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Puncture

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

September 23, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Adam Kassen, Mark Kassen

Starring :

Chris Evans, Michael Biehn, Vinessa Shaw, Brett Cullen, Jennifer Blanc, Kate Burton, Jesse L. Martin, Marshall Bell

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : C-

“..you come out of it not caring about any of the characters or their cause regardless of how substantial it might be..”
by Cole Smithey [ColeSmithey.com]
“..visually competent but verbally clogged..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [New York Times]
2.5 of 4

“..there's some overly blunt dialogue and dead-end subplots that would have been pruned by more experienced filmmakers..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..the added liability of their protagonist's crippling addiction can at times make "Puncture" more downer than dander-raiser..”
by Robert Abele [Los Angeles Times]
2 of 4

“..tells a suspenseful story responsibly, creating food for thought and leaving the audience both enlightened and entertained..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..shakes and hangdog face fail to convey anything of the addictive personality but succeed in setting him up as a martyr in Puncture's crude muckraking schemata..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
“..or at least you see his point of view, going up against this drug-addled do-gooder who won't even settle the case when it probably is in his client's best interest..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : B

“..it's a likable oddity: a rambling, low-budget Erin Brockovich with a cokehead hero..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 5

“..doesn't have a strong screen presence, and the direction is shaky..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
“..buff body, very much on display, and drug-induced megalomania fail to elicit much sympathy..”
by Ronnie Scheib [Variety]

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