Rated R · 117 minutes · 2014

Although it thematically treads well-worn cinematic ground, Dallas Buyers Club stands out because of Matthew McConaughey’s intense and remarkable portrait of AIDS victim and activist Ron Woodroof. There are a few “Wow, the government really is hard to take on” moments as Woodroof circumvents the FDA to give himself and paid members to his exclusive club of HIV-positive patients unapproved meds (vitamins and proteins, mostly). He’s also at war with a local hospital treating patients with dangerous doses of AZT. All the while, of course, he’s an emaciated husk of a man teetering ever closer to death. Woodroof takes an unlikely business partner in Rayon (Jared Leto), a transvestite patient with access to a lot of potential customers. It’s hard to imagine that the star of Sahara and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days could do this, but McConaughey has given us one of the year’s most sterling performances.

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Official Site: www.focusfeatures.com/dallas_buyers_club
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Producer: Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter, David Bushell, Nathan Ross, Tony Notargiacomo, Joe Newcomb, Nicolas Chartier, Zev Foreman, Logan Levy, Holly Wiersma and Cassian Elwes
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Michael O'Neill, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne and Kevin Rankin


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Boise Weekly Dallas Buyers Club: The Power to Heal McConaughey, back to his usual chiseled frame for the Toronto premiere, flashed his familiar grin as the audience greeted him and his castmates with a wave of ovations. by George Prentice 11/20/2013
New Times San Luis Obispo Review: Dallas Buyers Club Ken Korman says Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are astonishing in this period drama by Ken Korman 11/25/2013
Colorado Springs Independent Matthew McConaughey is a tough but marvelous patient in Dallas Buyers Club Dallas Buyers Club may be historical, but it does an excellent job of tapping into outrage over the state of healthcare in America. by MaryAnn Johanson 11/20/2013
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Memphis Flyer Deep in the Heart Dallas Buyers Club tackles AIDS and acceptance. by Greg Akers 11/21/2013
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Humboldt Insider Where's the Fire? Dallas wins this movie week by John J. Bennett 11/28/2013
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Indy Week Dallas Buyers Club is a drama of the AIDS crisis As good as Matthew McConaughey is here—and this is the performance of his suddenly rising career—he is repeatedly upstaged by Jared Leto. by Neil Morris 11/20/2013
Portland Mercury L-I-V-I-N Dallas Buyers Club is just alright, alright. by Ned Lannamann 11/06/2013
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