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Dallas Buyers Club

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  Dallas Buyers Club Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.51 /10
Matthew McConaughey , Jennifer Garner , Jared Leto
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Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallee
Written by: Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack

Released: 2013
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 117

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Dallas Buyers Club is one of the best pictures of the year.
(Roger Moore, Movie Nation)
Vallee, working with a lean, lively script by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, neatly avoids excess, letting Woodroof’s terrific yarn stand on its own and getting out of the way of his extraordinary actors, who channel the story without condescension or manipulative cheats.
(Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)
Despite its cliched elements, Dallas Buyers Club is a fierce celebration of the unpredictable power that belongs to the outcast, the despised, the pariah. That’s not a story of the ‘80s, it’s a story of always.
(Andrew O'Hehir,
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)
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 film manages to educate without ever feeling didactic, and to entertain in the face of what would, to any other character, seem like a grim life sentence.
(Peter Debruge, Variety)
Jean-Marc Vallee’s film is anything but standard, thanks to an astonishing performance by Matthew McConaughey.
(Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic)
This is a bold, drastic and utterly persuasive inhabiting of a doomed fighter by a performer who has graduated from the shirtless rom-com Romeo of the last decade to indie-film actor du jour.
(Richard Corliss, Time)
At once a fascinating character study and a scathing indictment of the role of the medical-pharmaceutical complex in exacerbating the AIDS crisis, the fact-based Dallas Buyers Club is one of the best films of the year.
(Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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