''It's impossible not to be moved by the brute force of Mandela the man's tragic life. But Mandela the movie is so hell-bent on delivering the whole story that it ends up biting off more than any two-and-a-half-hour movie could possibly chew.''
''Bruce Dern is remarkable from beginning to end. Like the pickled and cantankerous geezer Woody, he has finally stumbled onto a life-changing ticket of his own.'' B+
''Hollywood has largely ignored one of the most tragic chapters of the 20th century. Considering that track record, even a movie as imperfect as Dallas Buyers Club is something worth celebrating.''