This is a movie about a crackhead lawyer who wants to take on a health company and take all of their monies. It’s the usual little guy taking on the big evil company movie, and although it’s got a decent story at the heart of it, the roughly 50% tomatometer for critics isn’t great, and the similar 50% for audience reaction is pretty bad since typically if a movie is at least entertaining them it’ll be around 70%+ for the audience score. The strange thing is the 6.8 on IMDB, which seems to indicate that it has a strong following out there somewhere, perhaps Chris Evans fans?
The legal case this is based on is interesting, because it sheds light on how messed up the healthcare industry is in the USA. Massive corporations exert huge amounts of influence to protect their profits at the expense of people’s lives. Case in point is the medical device company in the movie–they knew these syringes would save thousands of lives a year, but it would have cut into their profits. Money > people’s lives. It’s very easy to make that kind of decision when you don’t personally know anyone that’s died from an accidental needle stick, but I can guarantee if the board of directors all had someone they know die from this issue, they would have just paid the inventor whatever he wanted for the patent and been done with it instead of holding onto their monopolistic greed.