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  • What distinguishes Borten and Wallack’s screenplay is its refusal to sentimentalize by providing humbling epiphanies to set Ron on the right path and endow him with empathy. show more

  • This classic tale of a little guy taking on giants benefits from being essentially true, and from accomplished filmmaking, but most of all from the beautiful vitality of Mr. McConaughey's performance. show more

  • McConaughey's performance isn't just about the weight loss. It's about gaining compassion, even wisdom, and it's awesome. show more

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