Dallas Buyers Club Reviews

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January 2, 2018
Sometimes a character punches through the screen, beyond the film containing him. Matthew McConaughey's performance as an HIV-positive cowboy in Dallas Buyers Club is one of those moments.
February 18, 2014
A powerfully moving film, and McConaughey's extraordinary physical transformation is much more than a stunt.
February 7, 2014
The performances are spectacular, McConaughey's especially, so alive in approaching death.
February 6, 2014
A calculated prestige picture that never bothers to ask broader questions about the AIDS epidemic.
February 6, 2014
Like a Gary Cooper in the era of sexual crisis, McConaughey hits a very sure stride.
December 31, 2013
The AIDS epidemic was not a happy-ending story. But it was certainly a test of the human spirit. Ron Woodroof passed that test.
November 15, 2013
Just about everything is right with Dallas Buyers Club, beginning with Matthew McConaughey's literally transformative portrayal.
November 14, 2013
A solid biopic is made transcendent by McConaughey, who shed nearly 50 pounds and deserves to gain an Oscar for his ferocious, funny performance.
November 14, 2013
One of the best films of the year.
November 14, 2013
A straight-up portrait of a man who figured out a way to cling to life longer than anyone expected and, in the process, learned to let the world in.
November 8, 2013
Played with raw, rattling fury and grace by Matthew McConaughey, Woodroof is a tarnished protagonist of the first order.
November 8, 2013
"Dallas Buyers Club" takes audiences back to the worst of the AIDS crisis, where the disease was a death sentence, and the public's terror and hostility were at its height.
November 7, 2013
Vallee, working from a script by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, infuses the film with some humor - Woodroof's posing as a priest as he smuggles drugs from Mexico is a hoot - but he never lets us forget that the stakes are deadly serious.
November 7, 2013
Once we get past McConaughey's stunning transformation, we're transfixed by a performance that reminds us of why this guy became a movie star in the first place.
November 7, 2013
McConaughey delivers the performance of his career, characterized not just by an astonishing physical transformation but by a wellspring of deep compassion and fearlessness.
November 7, 2013
A trio of terrific performers imbues a riveting AIDS drama with heart and mind as well as pertinence.
November 7, 2013
Dallas Buyers Club" explores an era that's been too-little seen on film: the early AIDS years, when people were dying and helplessness and fear seemed to float in the air.
November 7, 2013
The movie, based on a true story, shows how empathy has the power to destroy intolerance where it stands.
November 7, 2013
The simplistic Dallas Buyers Club is worth seeing, if for no other reason than McConaughey's transformative and touching performance.
November 7, 2013
The movie's often touching and very watchable, but what gets you past the script's sincere calculation is the growing sense of rage toward a medical-industrial complex that saw AIDS sufferers as guinea pigs and sources of profit.
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