Dallas Buyers Club Reviews

Jul 14, 2021
the disastrously misplaced cue-the-laughtrack rom-com rumblings dropped in the middle like sugar sprinkled on bed sores
Jun 14, 2021
The film fails to break the pattern of transphobic narratives in cinema, perhaps because it doesn't understand that trans people are not the same as cis gay people.
May 7, 2019
The gays, in this film, are titillating extras, as they so long have been, and not only are the courageous stories of many people co-opted for profit, but theft itself is valorised.
Aug 24, 2017
At the end of Dallas Buyers Club, you're more inspired to sit Matthew down and feed him a warm plate of trans fats than you are to take action about gay rights or HIV.
May 22, 2014
Despite the cadaverous appearance of its lead actor, Dallas Buyers Club wants to be pretty, too, presenting a tidy, uplifting history of the years when unconscionable inaction and prejudice toward those with AIDS were a matter of federal policy.
Feb 7, 2014
Bravely, it offers neither a 'feel-good' nor 'feel-bad' payoff. However, the story's momentum fizzles out, its characters often feeling disconnected from each other and us.
Feb 6, 2014
A calculated prestige picture that never bothers to ask broader questions about the AIDS epidemic.
Dec 31, 2013
The problem is that while Ron may not run out of steam, the film about him does.
Dec 29, 2013
Dallas Buyers Club (2013) is a movie you have to be grateful to Hollywood for making, but you still wish was a film made not by Hollywood.
Dec 26, 2013
I'd have preferred it to just be more distinctive. Bolder. Scarier. Uglier. Queerer. I can see why it's not, though, which is probably more upsetting.
Dec 13, 2013
It is everything cheap, shallow and pandering about American independent cinema.
Nov 26, 2013
doesn't suffer much thinking-about.
Nov 20, 2013
The by-the-numbers narrative ultimately prevents the viewer from working up any real interest in or sympathy for the protagonist's exploits...
Nov 14, 2013
Only the downer ending, which never gives [Ron] Woodroof a big moment of triumph, suggests it's more than a reducing of heady times into a slobs versus snobs battle.
Nov 9, 2013
If it were a text, the film would be bolded, underlined and italicized.
Nov 8, 2013
An imperfect film that features some terrific performances.
Nov 1, 2013
McConaughey delivers a fine performance in Dallas Buyers Club, but it's less impressive when you realize that the entire movie has been rigged in his favor.
Oct 30, 2013
This is all well-intentioned, but it's still obnoxious hokum, an important story so distilled and stripped of its essence that by the end, it's not about AIDS and the fight for new drugs at all.
Sep 14, 2013
Despite its good intentions and moxie-filled performances, Dallas Buyers Club is ultimately marred by its impulse to compromise its freewheeling humanity in favor of crowd-pleasing tropes.
Sep 13, 2013
The movie adds vulgar emotional sweetener. It's Erin Cockovich.
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