Excerpt: Di fronte ad un film come Dallas Buyers Club del canadese Jean Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y., Café de flore) si riconoscono ancora una volta gli ingredienti che fanno l’eccezionalità del cinema americano: sceneggiatura perfetta per toni e colori, interpretazioni insuperabili, realismo nel ritratto d’ambiente, regia personale e minimalista. Da non perdere.
Excerpt: What happened to Matthew McConaughey? I’m not referring to his physical transformation for Dallas Buyers Club. I mean what happened to the guy who couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag, the spiritual father to Channing Tatum? Who need McConaughey actually acted.
Excerpt: Sin duda alguna, una de las mejores películas de 2013. La historia de este tipo extraordinario es una de las producciones más carismáticas que hemos visto en mucho tiempo, tanto a nivel técnico como interpretativo. Enorme Matthew McConaughey.
Excerpt: Key to the film working are the much-publicized physical transformations of its two stars, and though the emaciation of McConaughey and Leto provide a steady visual power, each amplifies that effect through their respective masterful performances.
Excerpt: Sure, Rayon is a type; the free-spirited, life-lusting queen full of earthy humor and slightly overcooked tragic tendencies has been done and done, and the two characters’ dynamic is an awful lot like that of Hanks and Washington in Philadelphia (to name but the most obvious example). But that doesn’t mean it can’t still play, or that the film’s thematic coup — that by facing his mortality, Woodruff discuss his humanity — lands with any less grace.
Excerpt: The weakest of the eight Best Picture Oscar nominees that I’ve seen, “Dallas Buyers Club” still succeeds on the basis of its performances, especially the excellent, transformative McConaughey (whose emaciation is far from the extent of his acting here).
Excerpt: Un drama intimista, efectivo y finalmente conmovedor que revela una de las tantas historias ocultas que permanecían sin ser contadas. Formidables actuaciones de Matthew McConaughey Jared Leto.
Excerpt: The true revelation, for me, is Jared Leto, an actor who I’ve never been particularly interested in, even when he’s in films that I like. He’s always struck me as a performer who treats acting like weightlifting; he needs to show everyone that what he is doing requires a very great deal of effort.
Excerpt: Dallas Buyers Club is by far at its best in the first half when concentrating on Ron’s dizzied journey from the centre to the fringe of his culture, and the confrontation with mortality by such a rudely sensual man, who deals with imminent death in the same way he deals with everything else, with fuck-you attitude, wheeler-dealer conceit, and spidery wit.
Excerpt: It may seem like the AIDS epidemic has waned in recent years thanks to drug cocktails and better health care choices, so why is a film like Dallas Buyers Club, a semi-biographical story of an AIDS patient struggling to survive, so important? Precisely because the epidemic hasn’t declined, just the pervasive fear has.
Excerpt: Dallas Buyer’s Club does not always feel fresh or new, but it is a film that works much better than a bald synopsis would suggest it should. This is mainly thanks to some great direction and camerawork, real world relevance and to Matthew McConaughey’s great performance, which reveals a rich and unpredictable humanity from within a role too often a Hollywood standard.
Excerpt: Disturbing, poignant and brilliantly acted, the potent impact of ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ certainly is a shocking triumph as both social commentary and absorbing entertainment. McConaughey’s gritty Oscar-worthy turn should hopefully erase the previous forgettable and flaccid romantic comedies that notoriously grace his filmography.
Excerpt: We know going in that this story will not have a happy ending, but there’s a kind of catharsis in the knowledge that Woodruff’s struggle meant something: his battle against the FDA, while not exactly landmark legal precedent, nevertheless highlighted what was wrong with the system.
Excerpt: Valleé and cameraman Yves Belangér (Laurence Anyways) shoot Dallas Buyers Club with a minimum of glitz, letting the earthy tones of the Texas decor match the dour mood of the subject matter. Period details look authentic without being overplayed.
Excerpt: Matthew McConaughey delivers his best performance to date in director Jean-Marc Vallée’s workmanlike adaptation of the true story of Texas HIV-infected Ron Woodroof’s struggle to stay alive against the negligent, if not malicious, policies of Big Pharma.
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: Can be criticized for shoehorning its story into a familiar formula to make it more comfortable for mainsrtream audiences. But the astronishing performances by McConaughey and Leto nonetheless give it a powerful charge.
Excerpt: ‘McConaughey’s rejuvenation may be partially built of films such as this, but the real keystones of his now borderline brilliant career will be the tales that allow him to be great without tempting a grandstand. For this year’s best, see: Mud.’