The tattooed and drug-addicted townie has more than his share of personal demons, but can he straighten up long enough to lead a renegade safety-needle inventor to victory against a monopolizing medical supply corporation? This David and Goliath legal drama, based on a true story, exposes the corruption and kickback schemes threatening the lives of millions of health care workers.
Tense shades of character myopia mingles a bit in the rooms of Michael Clayton, The Insider and Erin Brokovich but not without buoyancy. Specificity lives in the lines between the lines so often muddied these days in the dreaming and dying of overrated landscape epics. Slow to start but keeps scenes well lit and charismatic cast reminds us what our middle aged heroes used to do before all the zeroes on their checks.