Dallas Buyers Club Synopsis
AIDS patient Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) smuggles medicine into the United States.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Dallas Buyers Club is one of the best pictures of the year.
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100

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Dallas Buyers Club represents the best of what independent film on a limited budget can achieve — powerful, enlightening and not to be...
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100

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
What's remarkable about Dallas Buyers Club is its lack of sentimentality. The movie, like its star, is all angles and elbows, earning its...
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100

Variety

By Peter Debruge
The film manages to educate without ever feeling didactic, and to entertain in the face of what would, to any other character, seem like a...
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This classic tale of a little guy taking on giants benefits from being essentially true, and from accomplished filmmaking, but most of all...
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90

Time

By Richard Corliss
This is a bold, drastic and utterly persuasive inhabiting of a doomed fighter by a performer who has graduated from the shirtless rom-com...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
What distinguishes Borten and Wallack’s screenplay is its refusal to sentimentalize by providing humbling epiphanies to set Ron on the...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
McConaughey makes sure we feel his tenacity and triumphs in the treatment of AIDS. His explosive, unerring portrayal defines what makes an...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Through its detailed depiction of the lead character and McConaughey's outstanding portrayal, Dallas Buyers Club enlightens compellingly...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
It's been 20 years since Tom Hanks put a movie star's face on the AIDS crisis in "Philadelphia." Since then, Hollywood has largely ignored...
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Mind Blowing

By Cnewton04
I was fortunate enough to get a special screening of this film and it was fantastic. Matthew McConaughey is perfection. This is the best movie of his career so far. Jared Leto is magnificent. He blew...

Dallas Buyers Club

By truscica
Oscar for both best actor Matthew McConaughy and best supporting actor Jared Leto. Jenifer garner great as well. Not sure about an Oscar nod though.I predict MnConaughy will win. For those of you...

Loved it!

By mkafka72
This is the kind of movie you don't want to get up to go to the bathroom! I now know why everyone is saying the acting is so good...because it is so good. What an interesting story. I wonder why it's...

HELLAVA MOVIE

By askbernie
If Matthew doesn't get an Acadamy Award for this, there is something wrong with the system. Excellent ! Better than I thought it was going to be. It was only playing in one theater here in town and...

Dallas Buyers Club

By CB24
The movie was very good, both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were terrific. The world and the subject has changed a lot since 1985 when this story begins....

Terrific performance by Matthew!

By fijinz-all
Wow, the guy sacrificed so much to do the role. He starved himself to near death I bet. What sacrifice, just to portrait an AIDS role. Just for this the may deserves an Oscar in my book. I...

Intense and inspiring

By sbhawn3636
Both McConaughey and Leto did an amazing job. The film is pretty intense, with the gritty depiction of HIV-Aids, enslaved patients and the grim self-serving medical establishment. Scary. But...

Dallas Buyers' Club

By rnshorederm
The movie tells an emotional story how an individual has to work around government regulations which, though well intentioned, seem to be more a barrier than a benefit for those affected. The acting...

McConaughey - On FIRE: Ribald, Redneck, Fearless and Transformed

By Slaughter_Lane
Cat lights up every scene and Jared Letto more than holds his own. The message about the beaurocracy and power wielding between the Pharmaceutical companies the the FDA creates a very worthy villain....

Role of a Lifetime for McConaughey

By klmay1968
Ron Woodroof is the role of a lifetime for McConaughey. Though at times hard to watch, it's definitely worth the ride. I found myself getting very angry with the FDA for trying to block treatments...

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Rated R | For Nudity, Drug Use, Pervasive Language and Some Strong Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Grim, intense movie tells a powerful, relevant true story.
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