Writer: James Coyne (Screenplay)
Starring: Cung Le, Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones, Gianni Capaldi, Briana Evigan, James C Burns
Plot: After returning home from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, John finds himself struggling with PTSD. What little peace he had managed to build around him is shattered one fateful day when he rescues a local call girl from a group of violent Aryan Brotherhood pimps. Having killed several of the high-ranking brotherhood during the rescue, John and his family are now the prime targets of Hollis, the ruthless criminal leader of the group.
Tagline – Pain Runs Deep
Runtime: 1 Hour 36 Minutes
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Straight to DVD Action Standard
Story: Puncture Wounds starts as we meet John (Le) a former soldier suffering from PTSD, he wants to get his life back on track before returning to his family, making him a highly skilled weapon. When he breaks up a fight involving a woman Tanya (Evigan) in the parking lot of his motel, he kills the men.
These men happen to be working for Hollis (Lundgren) a violent pimp that uses his connection to hunt down John and everyone he loves.
Thoughts on Puncture Wounds
Characters – John is a former soldier that returns from war with PTSD, h wants to put his life back in order, but his good deed of protecting a woman, now he uses all his combat training to take out the people that took everything he loved. Hollis is the ruthless pimp that forces his girls to work with promise of drugs, he kills anyone that gets in his way and his money. This is quite a generic villain that has no remorse for anybody or anything he does. Bennett is a drug smuggler that works as most of a middle man for Hollis, but not for him.
Performances – Cung Le can handle the combat scenes well, he doesn’t need to give the best acting performance because his character is generic as they come. Dolph Lundgren is a good villain, much like Le he handles the combat well, but the acting isn’t the most difficult part of the film.
Story – The story is the by the book action movie, it is good guy does the right thing only to find himself stuck in the middle of a bigger battle with a crime lord that will stop at nothing to kill him. This is an action movie that follows the rules and never tests the audience, it is easy to watch for the fans of the genre and will keep you entertained for the time it runs through.
Action – The action is everything you expect, we have good hand to hand combat and moments of shooting, it works for the genre of the film.
Settings – The film takes place in the big city that is riddled with crime, it shows the crimes happening in the world and how the people can hide away from it.
Final Thoughts – This is an easy to watch action film that plays the books well for action film fans, nothing too memorable and fun enough.
Overall: Easy to watch nonsense action film.