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Kurt Loder Reviews Dallas Buyers Club and Ender's Game

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Matthew McConaughey's string of terrific mid-career performances (most recently in Mud and Magic Mike) reaches a new peak in Dallas Buyers Club. Even better, says Kurt Loder, McConaughey is matched here by Jared Leto, returning to the screen after five years away and attaining a career high of his own as a doomed drag queen. By contrast, Ender's Game is cold, overwrought, and surprisingly dull.