“Puncture” is a 2011 American legal drama film directed by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen. The film is based on a true story and follows the story of Mike Weiss (Chris Evans), a drug-addicted, talented young attorney in Houston, Texas, who takes on a high-stakes case against the medical supply industry.
Weiss and his partner Paul Danziger (Mark Kassen) are approached by a nurse who claims that a medical device used by hospitals is causing serious infections in patients. As they investigate, they uncover a conspiracy involving the medical supply industry, the legal system, and even organized crime. Weiss becomes increasingly consumed by the case and his own addiction issues, putting his career, relationships, and health at risk.
The film explores themes of corporate greed, addiction, and the ethics of the legal profession. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised Evans’ performance and the film’s strong direction and writing. Despite this, the film was not a commercial success, grossing only $67,071 against a production budget of $6 million. However, it has since gained a cult following and is regarded as a hidden gem among legal dramas.
Duration: 100 min.