• Unrated, 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:    Michael Walker
  • In Theaters:    Nov 16, 2012 Limited
  • On DVD:    Mar 19, 2013
  • IFC Films

Price Check Reviews

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Dave White
Movies.com
January 22, 2013

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
November 28, 2012

Posey is bravely unlikable and invested in Walker's script, turning Price Check from a mechanical comedic routine about office politics into something complex and occasionally dangerous. I wasn't aware she was even capable of this.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
November 22, 2012

A you-are-there slip-and-slide that follows a supermarket chain's pricing department exec whose life gets upended by a whirlwind new boss.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic
November 16, 2012

Walker finds a few fresh veins to mine, and some nice performances.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kyle Smith
New York Post
Top Critic
November 16, 2012

A hilarious Parker Posey provides her customary blast of brittle energy in "Price Check," an engaging corporate comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic
November 15, 2012

Parker Posey cuts a ferociously funny swath through Michael Walker's "Price Check," a corporate comedy that tells you more than you ever wanted to know about the hypercompetitive world of retail marketing.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Tobias
NPR
Top Critic
November 15, 2012

[Posey] inspires. She terrorizes. Whatever it takes to get the job done.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
November 14, 2012

Posey, her attention divided up into slivers, is funny as hell, but she's also terrifying in her evocation of a kind of moment-to-moment PowerPoint existence.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Chris Packham
Village Voice
Top Critic
November 13, 2012

Although Posey renders Susan's instability and dominance with gusto, the character's vulnerability and pain are manifest.

R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
November 12, 2012

The script is teeming with informed jargon about the business of supermarket pricing, and with actors like Posey as its vessel, the dialogue rings with an unlikely blend of fascination and farce.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
November 12, 2012

The latest stinging entry into the reality check stream of movies tackling the financial fallout of the Great Recession in one way or another. But too bad it's an entry into the stream of movies with buffoonish bashing of powerful women as well.

Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
November 12, 2012

Posey's vivacious energy, mercurial moods, superlative sense of comic timing - all come to the fore in this tasty and dark little comedy about ambition and dreams deferred.

Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
February 10, 2012

A workplace comedy that knows how to mine a substantial vein of situational humor.

John Anderson
Variety
Top Critic
January 26, 2012

[A] charming and slightly unhinged low-budget comedy.

Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects
January 22, 2013

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
Top Critic
November 15, 2012

It never feels like Walker seems all that interested in pursuing any of these ideas once he's raised them.

Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Top Critic
November 15, 2012

Disjointed, tonally numb and short of laughs, this indie comedy hasn't got a fresh ingredient in it.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chase Whale
Twitch
November 15, 2012

You can usually count on Parker Posey. That said, it's a real shame to watch her admirable talents dry up in the easily forgettable Price Check.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Christine N. Ziemba
Paste Magazine
November 14, 2012

Writer and director Walker posits a theory that unfortunately undermines the entire film: Casting the great Parker Posey as an offbeat character does not automatically make a film a comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 5.9/10
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
Top Critic
November 13, 2012

These conference-room banalities have been better explored elsewhere, and the effort here feels like a rough draft.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Tobias
NPR.org
January 22, 2013

Gabe Toro
The Playlist
January 22, 2013

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