Dallas Buyers Club Reviews
McConaughey delivers the performance of his career, characterized not just by an astonishing physical transformation but by a wellspring of deep compassion and fearlessness.
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.
What's remarkable about Dallas Buyers Club is its lack of sentimentality. The movie, like its star, is all angles and elbows, earning its emotion through sheer pragmatism.
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.