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

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Price Check Reviews

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Chase Whale
Twitch

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 Source: Twitch | Original Score: C

November 15, 2012
Christine N. Ziemba
Paste Magazine

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 Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 5.9/10

November 14, 2012
Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: C+

January 22, 2013
Alonso Duralde
The Wrap
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It never feels like Walker seems all that interested in pursuing any of these ideas once he's raised them.

Full Review Source: The Wrap

November 15, 2012

Betting dollars to donuts, the most humdrum trip to the market will offer a more riveting entertainment. Parker Posey notwithstanding ... Price Check is as limp as last week's lettuce.

Full Review Source: Doddle | Original Score: 3.5/10

January 31, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Disjointed, tonally numb and short of laughs, this indie comedy hasn't got a fresh ingredient in it.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

November 15, 2012
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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These conference-room banalities have been better explored elsewhere, and the effort here feels like a rough draft.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

November 13, 2012
Chris Packham
Village Voice
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Although Posey renders Susan's instability and dominance with gusto, the character's vulnerability and pain are manifest.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 13, 2012
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine

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 Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 12, 2012
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

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 Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: B+

November 28, 2012
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

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.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

November 12, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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A hilarious Parker Posey provides her customary blast of brittle energy in "Price Check," an engaging corporate comedy.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2012
Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
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A workplace comedy that knows how to mine a substantial vein of situational humor.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

February 10, 2012
John Anderson
Variety
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[A] charming and slightly unhinged low-budget comedy.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 26, 2012
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 15, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Walker finds a few fresh veins to mine, and some nice performances.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2012
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 22, 2012
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

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.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

November 12, 2012
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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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 Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

November 14, 2012
Scott Tobias
NPR
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[Posey] inspires. She terrorizes. Whatever it takes to get the job done.

Full Review Source: NPR

November 15, 2012
Gabe Toro
The Playlist
January 22, 2013
Scott Tobias
NPR.org
January 22, 2013
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