Dallas Buyers Club
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Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The AIDS epidemic was not a happy-ending story. But it was certainly a test of the human spirit. Ron Woodroof passed that test."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"One of the best films of the year."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Hollywood is mourning the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, but fear not... others will be waiting in the wings to grab their chance. Matthew McConaughey has even come back to replace himself!"
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"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."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Artforum
""Surprisingly balanced, in terms of the way it treats its characters and concepts.""
‑ Jeff Vice, Cinephiled
"Just about everything is right with Dallas Buyers Club, beginning with Matthew McConaughey's literally transformative portrayal."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"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."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"A still very relevant exploration of an epidemic that's taken far too many."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Who cares about the issues when you have unforgettable characters like these?"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"Lightweight, but not trivial; funny, but not cheap; moving, but not pathetic."
‑ Anna Tatarska, Movie Mezzanine
"A solid biopic is made transcendent by McConaughey, who shed nearly 50 pounds and deserves to gain an Oscar for his ferocious, funny performance."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Played with raw, rattling fury and grace by Matthew McConaughey, Woodroof is a tarnished protagonist of the first order."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"A welcome addition to the queer movie canon."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"Dallas Buyers Club is an example of American enterprise in an era in which the quality is perhaps not as evident as in the past."
‑ Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot
"The movie isn't simply well acted or written; all of its observant qualities and pitch perfect performances are married to a tone and method that are courageous in conviction."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
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