Dallas Buyers Club Reviews

  • If there was any doubt that McConaughey is more than just a tawny-chested rom-com stud, there should be no question anymore.

    Chris Nashawaty — Entertainment Weekly

  • Matthew McConaughey brings a jolt of unpredictable energy to "Dallas Buyers Club," an affecting if conventional real-life story of medical activism.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • McConaughey proves he has evolved from a handsome lightweight to one of the most talented, risk-taking actors in Hollywood.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • McConaughey delivers the performance of his career, characterized not just by an astonishing physical transformation but by a wellspring of deep compassion and fearlessness.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • 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.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • 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.

    Stephanie Zacharek — Village Voice

  • The commitment McConaughey brings is something to behold ... Woodroof's mix of Texas blowhard and eccentric bozo is clearly his strong suit.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • Matthew McConaughey continues to amaze.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • The movie, based on a true story, shows how empathy has the power to destroy intolerance where it stands.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • Played with raw, rattling fury and grace by Matthew McConaughey, Woodroof is a tarnished protagonist of the first order.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • It's McConaughey's spiritual transformation that is most remarkable. His gaze is at once desperate and challenging.

    David Denby — New Yorker

  • Does a few things wrong but a lot right, starting right at the top with McConaughey.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • However creaky this might be as drama, it's a fascinating look at an underground economy and the politics of medicine.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Just about everything is right with Dallas Buyers Club, beginning with Matthew McConaughey's literally transformative portrayal.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • This is the performance of McConaughey's newly resurgent career.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • 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

  • 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.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Dallas Buyers Club represents the best of what independent film on a limited budget can achieve-powerful, enlightening and not to be missed.

    Rex Reed — New York Observer

  • Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto give terrific performances in this riveting and surprisingly relatable true story.

    Peter Debruge — Variety

  • It's a remarkable story, vividly and urgently told by French-Canadian director Vallee from a pointed, schmaltz-free script by Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

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