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Dallas Buyers Club Rating: 3.71/5

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN 

The film’s best moments are the ones between Woodroof and Rayon, who go from antagonistic business partners to a pair of considerate co-workers committed to a noble cause. Woodroof’s own transformation – from a self-absorbed hateful redneck to a determined man of the people – is the heart of this film, and it’s nicely unsentimental. Directed without much fuss by Jean-Marc Vallée, this is a poignant yet inspiring film that unfolds like your standard biopic. Yet it’s riveting each time McConaughey is on screen. I’m going with three-and-a-half out of five for Dallas Buyers Club.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site:Rediff

This is a stirring, touching film but — unlike say its fellow Oscar nominee, the well-crafted 12 Years A Slave — it stays impressively away from overt manipulation. Dallas Buyers Club is a film about smarts. It’s also a film about swagger. Matthew McConaughey drains himself out to play Woodroof, losing a couple of dozen kilos of weight, but despite his impoverished form, wears his hat high and keeps his hubris impossibly alive.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Star World( Hindustan Times)

McConaughey’s performance powers Dallas Buyers Club like a gale force. The film, directed by Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée, is a straight-forward narrative of resilience and beating the odds. But McConaughey, 45 pounds lighter, is at once, charming, obnoxious, wicked and vulnerable. The actors make the film. Both performances are Oscar nominated and it’s very likely that they are going to win. I’m going with four stars.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Rohit Khilnani Site:India Today

Almost everything is just perfect in Dallas Buyers Club. A superb script by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack and touchingly sensitive direction by Jean-Marc Vallee, not to mention he never shifts focus from his subject. Matthew McConaughey’s portrayal of a guy suffering from aids couldn’t have been done better.It’s the intensity and the seriousness he puts in, see it to believe it! The least to say he deserves all the praise for this one. He is just terrific! Dallas Buyers Club is definitely worth watching, it’s a powerful film!

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Andrew Borges Site:DNA

The film reveals the true story of an AIDS patient’s battle with the very medical establishment that is supposed to help him. He stands by his cause to the death, and to tell such a story and make the audience understand the point behind it is not an easy thing. But screenwriter Craig Borten has definitely achieved that feat with this film. What makes ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ truly brilliant is that it becomes a roaring crowd-pleaser even while dealing with a slow and morbid topic like death due to disease.Although the film is still one of the dark horses next to the other big names in the Oscar race, this is one film you will not want to miss, sheer brilliance all the way.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Mihir Fadnavis Site:Mid Day

The film skillfully avoids the cheesy or preachy drama route and does a great job of establishing some dignity into a formerly despicable character. Leto plays Woodroof’s business partner, a fellow AIDS patient and a psychologically disturbed transgender male. His character is the backbone of the film. It’s a moving drama, and probably the most sincere film of 2013 and it’s good of PVR to release the film in India.

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Ratings:– Review By: Suprateek Chatterjee Site:First Post

Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée directs with finesse and subtlety, staying true to the subject and never letting style overwhelm the subject matter. But what really elevates the film is the intensity of McConaughey’s performance. Looking skeletal and broken, his eyes glitter with a steely sense of desperate determination.

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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Aubrey D Souza Site:Bookmyshow

This is true story of one man. He was diagnosed with HIV and then AIDS. It’s about him and millions like him. This film isn’t about s**al orientation or identification. It’s about our basic human right and need to survive. Ron Woodruff did what he had to in order to survive. In his struggle, we can identify ourselves. Everyone should watch this film as it has weight and value

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  1. DALLAS BUYERS CLUB: A Sure-shot winner with Matthew McConaughey in his career best! [4/5]

    Heroes born with superpowers are usually from other planets. Their actions are larger than life. They fight baddies in a very enthralling manner. They endorse macho-ism particularly in looks. But they are unreal, illusory and fictional. In reality, heroes rise and shine when & where least expected. And that makes reality always stranger than fiction.

    Jean-Marc Vallée’s Oscar nominated biopic DALLAS BUYERS CLUB documents the arousing story of one such real-life hero Ron Woodroof in 80’s. An electrician by profession and a part-time rodeo cowboy by preference Ron [Superlative performance by Matthew McConaughey] loves & lives to get high on paid sex and sniffing drugs of all kinds. One such regular day, he collapses and wakes up on the hospital bed with a shocking affirmation of having AIDS and 30 more days to be in this world!

    After much denial of the self-aggrandizer macho man inside, Ron decides to go with AZT- the only drug approved by FDA [Food & Drug Administration] and that too for testing purpose only with no proven positive results. Fortuitously, Ron encounters an illegal doctor who prescribes him a mix of protein capsule with drugs that are banned in America. With an improved health and a homosexual partner Rayon [Jared Leto in a terrific supportive role]; Ron forms a Club in Dallas city to help people like him who are misguidedly forced to take legalized AZT that only helps the moneymakers in the business. Combating with system one-on-one for the people infected and destined to die and also with AIDS, makes Ron a hero of his times. He dies 7 years after the first time doctors gave him a period of 30 days to live. Now, this is what the story of survival should be.

    DALLAS BUYERS CLUB finds a good shoulder to rest-grow & rise in Matthew McConaughey. He loses his physical weight to fit the bill but never in what he means to project and portray. He’s confident, convinced and a 100% contributor as Ron. As if transforming his appearance dynamically wasn’t enough, he comes with an influential, inspiring and one of the most imperative performances this year. First his denial of the fact, then hard-to-stand acceptance and later in his fight against system, he’s there and how. Absolutely committed act! In others, Jared Leto supports well as Rayon- an HIV-positive transgender having golden but crushed heart seeking out love, acceptance and respect as a human. Watch out for the part where he returns back to his father asking some financial help for the club. One of the best performances in the kind and an applause-worthy!

    Film scores big on one more front; the sensibility and the intensity of the subject. The screenplay doesn’t lose its grip on both. Ron himself was once misinformed and cynical about AIDS targeting only to homosexuals but later befriends with one of them and starts handing out pills for free. Neatly edited, intensely shot and exceptionally acted, this survival drama with social importance is worth spending your time on. Book your tickets now…or if an ‘Oscar winner’ tag would encourage you more, wait for the announcements; it is a sure-shot winner all the way! [4/5]

  2. Nice to see your reviews for english movies please keep writing and expressing yourself so beautifully

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