Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

True story drama with Matthew McConaughey (in a Golden Globe and Oscar-winning performance) as a womanising, redneck Texan staring down a 30-day death sentence when he is diagnosed HIV-positive. Not finding help through traditional means, he hustles his way around doctors and police in acquiring non-approved drug treatment.

Ron Woodroof 's free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 with his terminal diagnosis. Learning of medicines lacking government approval, Woodroof took matters into his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, he joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts - brought to life by a supporting cast including Jared Leto, also a Golden Globe and Oscar-winner for his role - and established a hugely successful "buyers' club" to sidestep the law.

Leto and McConaughey, who reportedly lost over 17 kilograms for the role, are joined by a cast that includes Jennifer Garner, Steve Zahn and Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox in his film debut.

Best Lead Actor (McConaughey), Supporting Actor (Leto), Makeup & Hair, Academy Awards 2014; Best Actor, Drama (McConaughey) and Supporting Actor (Leto), Golden Globes 2014
2013Rating: R16, Sex scenes,violence,drug use and offensive language.117 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
91%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

flicks

Director Jean-Marc Valle doesn’t shy away from the visceral nature of the victims’ lifestyles or the disease, showing via woozy handheld photography their sex and drug lifestyle and declining health. Given the lack of over-sentimentality, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s not the most emotionally engaging film. But Dallas Buyers Club is worth seeing for the impressive performances alone.

Brilliant

For McConaughey's and Leto's performances alone this is worth watching. But this touching true story will stay in your heart and mind for days to come. Highly recommended.

5.0

MUST WATCH!

I loved everything about it - the harrowing realities of those who were greatly affected by AIDS in the mid-80s, Matthew McConaughey was deserving of his OSCAR in portraying a man's quest man to prolong his life, make money from his discovery and transformation to be genuinely fighting for a cause - which was his life and the lives of others suffering just...

5.0

Big-budget MOW

All credit to Mathew McConauhey and his apparent evolution into a quality actor, but i did not enjoy this film, at all. A glossy harkening back to the turgid sunday-night fare of the 80's. The wife, on the other hand, thought it was amazeballs. Go figure.

2.0

Must-see performances

Seven of us went to "Dallas Buyers Club" today. What a great movie! Easy to see why movie won best actor and best supporting actor Oscars. It's based on the true story of Ron Woodroof, a macho heterosexual Texas cowboy who was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in mid-1985, when fear of the AIDS epidemic was at its height (remember Eve van Grafhorst anyone?) and it...

5.0

Amazing

What a remarkable story, about a pretty remarkable man. Grim subject matter but absolutely an gripping movie, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this movie. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are brilliant.

5.0

There's good news and bad news......

The good news is that Matthew McC and Jared Leto are on fire with performances worthy of awards. The bad news is that this is a grim film form go to whoa. Having once been a resident of Dallas I can vouch for the authenticity and boy am I glad I left. While the protagonist seems like a good guy in the end he's really still about making a buck and staying...

4.0

Dallas Buyers Club

t's official, Matthew McConaughey is the most exciting actor working in movies. Dallas Buyers Club is hugely entertaining. McConaughey plays homophobic cowboy hellraiser Ron Woodroof. His rowdy performance alone makes this movie worth seeing. Jared Leto plays Rayon, a transvestite who becomes partners with Woodroof in his pharmaceutical business selling...

4.0

A masterpiece!

Irving Rosenfeld was a criminal scam back and no hero. That does not take away the brilliance of this fictive movie that partly in a very real way deals with the corrupt American health system. Even so it has its funny moments to call this a comedy misses the point by miles. A masterpiece carefully crafted and admirable performed.

5.0

Great Movie

Thanks Flicks. Thoroughly enjoyed this, What an effort for McConaughey to lose all that weight! Jared Leto was amazing. This movie is bound to have your attention, for the full long length of it! It shows that with perseverance, you can succeed.

4.0

Everyone loves an underdog...a broken down, scumbag of an underdog.

By Kate "One Take Kate" Taylor. "Well, shut my mouth...boy can act". I reckon this is exactly what Ron Woodruff would say on seeing Matthew McConaughey portray his own life events on screen, in the magnificently real, Dallas Buyers Club. The figure of Woodruff is etched with this Texan cockiness that would surely make him beam that one of Hollywood's...

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

McConaughey and Leto give terrific performances in this riveting and surprisingly relatable true story.

Total Film

Total Film

press

If not wholly convincing as an 'issues' movie, this memoir is a triumph as an actors' showcase; with McConaughey and Leto giving the performances of their careers.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Fits our Breaking Bad moment perfectly, offering a difficult hero whose personal code takes on an intriguing coherence.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

An affecting if conventional real-life story of medical activism... McConaughey brings a jolt of unpredictable energy.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

McConaughey delivers a twitchy, hostile performance on par with anything he's done since he escaped the rom com cul-de-sac.

4.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It's a formulaic story that takes full advantage of these broad, familiar formulas to win viewers, but finds enough unique detail to retain its own identity.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Entertaining account of a rodeo redneck who becomes an unlikely angel in the AIDS struggle.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

McConaughey is currently the most exciting acting talent at work in movies.

4.0
Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

flicks

Director Jean-Marc Valle doesn’t shy away from the visceral nature of the victims’ lifestyles or the disease, showing via woozy handheld photography their sex and drug lifestyle and declining health. Given the lack of over-sentimentality, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s not the most emotionally engaging film. But Dallas Buyers Club is worth seeing for the impressive performances alone.

Variety

Variety

press

McConaughey and Leto give terrific performances in this riveting and surprisingly relatable true story.

Total Film

Total Film

press

If not wholly convincing as an 'issues' movie, this memoir is a triumph as an actors' showcase; with McConaughey and Leto giving the performances of their careers.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Fits our Breaking Bad moment perfectly, offering a difficult hero whose personal code takes on an intriguing coherence.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

An affecting if conventional real-life story of medical activism... McConaughey brings a jolt of unpredictable energy.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

McConaughey delivers a twitchy, hostile performance on par with anything he's done since he escaped the rom com cul-de-sac.

4.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It's a formulaic story that takes full advantage of these broad, familiar formulas to win viewers, but finds enough unique detail to retain its own identity.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Entertaining account of a rodeo redneck who becomes an unlikely angel in the AIDS struggle.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

McConaughey is currently the most exciting acting talent at work in movies.

4.0

Brilliant

For McConaughey's and Leto's performances alone this is worth watching. But this touching true story will stay in your heart and mind for days to come. Highly recommended.

5.0

MUST WATCH!

I loved everything about it - the harrowing realities of those who were greatly affected by AIDS in the mid-80s, Matthew McConaughey was deserving of his OSCAR in portraying a man's quest man to prolong his life, make money from his discovery and transformation to be genuinely fighting for a cause - which was his life and the lives of others suffering...

5.0

Big-budget MOW

All credit to Mathew McConauhey and his apparent evolution into a quality actor, but i did not enjoy this film, at all. A glossy harkening back to the turgid sunday-night fare of the 80's. The wife, on the other hand, thought it was amazeballs. Go figure.

2.0

Must-see performances

Seven of us went to "Dallas Buyers Club" today. What a great movie! Easy to see why movie won best actor and best supporting actor Oscars. It's based on the true story of Ron Woodroof, a macho heterosexual Texas cowboy who was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in mid-1985, when fear of the AIDS epidemic was at its height (remember Eve van Grafhorst anyone?) and it...

5.0

Amazing

What a remarkable story, about a pretty remarkable man. Grim subject matter but absolutely an gripping movie, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this movie. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are brilliant.

5.0

There's good news and bad news......

The good news is that Matthew McC and Jared Leto are on fire with performances worthy of awards. The bad news is that this is a grim film form go to whoa. Having once been a resident of Dallas I can vouch for the authenticity and boy am I glad I left. While the protagonist seems like a good guy in the end he's really still about making a buck and staying...

4.0

Dallas Buyers Club

t's official, Matthew McConaughey is the most exciting actor working in movies. Dallas Buyers Club is hugely entertaining. McConaughey plays homophobic cowboy hellraiser Ron Woodroof. His rowdy performance alone makes this movie worth seeing. Jared Leto plays Rayon, a transvestite who becomes partners with Woodroof in his pharmaceutical business selling...

4.0

A masterpiece!

Irving Rosenfeld was a criminal scam back and no hero. That does not take away the brilliance of this fictive movie that partly in a very real way deals with the corrupt American health system. Even so it has its funny moments to call this a comedy misses the point by miles. A masterpiece carefully crafted and admirable performed.

5.0

Great Movie

Thanks Flicks. Thoroughly enjoyed this, What an effort for McConaughey to lose all that weight! Jared Leto was amazing. This movie is bound to have your attention, for the full long length of it! It shows that with perseverance, you can succeed.

4.0

Everyone loves an underdog...a broken down, scumbag of an underdog.

By Kate "One Take Kate" Taylor. "Well, shut my mouth...boy can act". I reckon this is exactly what Ron Woodruff would say on seeing Matthew McConaughey portray his own life events on screen, in the magnificently real, Dallas Buyers Club. The figure of Woodruff is etched with this Texan cockiness that would surely make him beam that one of Hollywood's...

5.0