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Dallas Buyers Club Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
October 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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tina Hassannia
Little White Lies
February 6, 2014
A calculated prestige picture that never bothers to ask broader questions about the AIDS epidemic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick McCarthy
Slant Magazine
September 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.
Glenn Dunks
Glenn Dunks
December 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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Anders Wright
San Diego Union-Tribune
November 8, 2013
An imperfect film that features some terrific performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
December 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 66/100
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Wesley Morris
Grantland
September 13, 2013
The movie adds vulgar emotional sweetener. It's Erin Cockovich.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 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...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
December 13, 2013
It is everything cheap, shallow and pandering about American independent cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
December 31, 2013
The problem is that while Ron may not run out of steam, the film about him does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Melissa Anderson
Artforum
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.
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
November 9, 2013
If it were a text, the film would be bolded, underlined and italicized.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
November 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.
Matt Prigge
Metro
November 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 26, 2013
doesn't suffer much thinking-about.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 9, 2016
Even though the narrative lacks propulsion, "Dallas Buyers Club" is a welcome acting showcase for two likable leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Emine Yildirim
Today's Zaman (Turkey)
February 29, 2016
See this film. You will not be disappointed.
Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
June 27, 2016
It proves much more than a vehicle for the headline grabbing weight loss of its stars.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Craig D. Lindsey
Philadelphia Weekly
December 14, 2015
We shouldn't forget this is McConaughey's world. He remains a magnetic presence, his soft-spoken Southern drawl and slithery charm keeping you from fully despising this guy Woodroof.
Gabrielle Bondi
The Young Folks
July 20, 2015
This movie earns each and every one of your reactions because it brings forth honest characters in a true, captivating story.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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