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At Any Price Reviews

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Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
January 7, 2016
[A] handsome, slow-burning thriller ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Mottram
The List
January 4, 2016
It won't be for everyone - the pacing is glacial at times - but At Any Price certainly deserves attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
January 3, 2016
A glum, heavy-handed state-of-the-nation drama ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan Romney
Observer (UK)
January 3, 2016
It's an honest, grown-up, slightly earnest slice of rolled-sleeves Americana - something like the cinematic equivalent of a Steve Earle album.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kate Muir
Times (UK)
January 1, 2016
Directed by Ramin Bahrani, Quaid gives a fine performance, but the drama reflects the flatness of the land it features.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Carty
Radio Times
December 20, 2015
This engaging, low-key drama is a film about family, business and success.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
"At Any Price" is so driven by its plot that it fails to connect its characters with moviegoers in any meaningful way.
Clayton Davis
September 14, 2014
After fearlessly diving into a character that's self-centered, wretched, and downright degrading, Quaid outdoes most of his earlier works of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Travis Hopson
October 9, 2013
Tough, engaging, and brutally honest, At Any Price is one of those quiet gems you hope others will have the opportunity to discover for themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered
August 26, 2013
At Any Price has an interesting story at its core, but it's bogged down by undeveloped characters and sideplots, as well as a poorly-written third act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 16, 2013
...feels like a great American tragedy, like East of Eden or Death of a Salesman. There's ... a fidelity to the way things actually work themselves out in the real world, in compromise and half-measures and moral doubt.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
August 2, 2013
Bahrani is striving for something epic and tragic - Shakespeare among the soybeans - but too often the film settles for merely melodramatic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
July 24, 2013
Though Bahrani may be moving toward the mainstream here, he remains an empathetic, nuanced chronicler of the American working class.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kim Voynar
Movie City News
July 24, 2013
At Any Price isn't so much about race cars or corn as it is about what price we're willing to pay to protect what we love, and to keep our hopes and dreams alive. As such it's a fitting parable for our times.
Guy Lodge
July 24, 2013
As is implicit in the title, the destructiveness of competition is a rippling concern in Bahrani and co-writer Hallie Elizabeth Newton's unpredictably expansive script.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Eric D. Snider
July 12, 2013
At its heart, the film is a small-scale story about two men learning how to fix their mistakes -- or, if that isn't possible, to live with them.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A thought-provoking and original drama that takes an intriguing look at the competitive nature of the agricultural industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
June 21, 2013
The disappointment and malaise of a modern farmer's life comes through, but almost as an afterthought. As Bahrani makes clear, it's worth a more focused film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
May 31, 2013
Dennis Quaid gives a deep performance of a shallow farmer who's obsessed with success. But the script for this unfocused, distraction-saddled heartland drama needed more cultivation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Scott
May 31, 2013
Dennis Quaid turns in a strong performance, but writer-director Ramin Bahrani's earnest but unfocused melodrama offers neither a compelling storyline nor a satisfying message.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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