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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
 
Starring
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
BIOPIC
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 117
 
 


 
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The movie adds vulgar emotional sweetener. It's Erin Cockovich.
(Wesley Morris, Grantland)
This is all well-intentioned, but it's still obnoxious hokum, an important story so distilled and stripped of its essence that by the end, it's not about AIDS and the fight for new drugs at all.
(Will Leitch, Deadspin)
A calculated prestige picture that never bothers to ask broader questions about the AIDS epidemic.
(Tina Hassannia, Little White Lies)
Despite its good intentions and moxie-filled performances, Dallas Buyers Club is ultimately marred by its impulse to compromise its freewheeling humanity in favor of crowd-pleasing tropes.
(Nick McCarthy, Slant Magazine)
A movie you have to be grateful to Hollywood for making, but you still wish was a film made not by Hollywood.
(Dan Jardine, Cinemania)
If it were a text, the film would be bolded, underlined and italicized.
(Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm)
The by-the-numbers narrative ultimately prevents the viewer from working up any real interest in or sympathy for the protagonist's exploits.
(David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews)
It is everything cheap, shallow and pandering about American independent cinema.
(Jay Antani, Cinema Writer)
The problem is that while Ron may not run out of steam, the film about him does.
(Jordan Hiller, Bangitout.com)

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