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At Any Price Reviews

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May 25, 2013
With Bahrani's assured direction squaring off against his ragged script, this proves to be a mixed bag of a movie, maybe worth seeing for reduced admission but not necessarily at any price.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 25, 2013
Bahrani's evocation of place and culture is utterly convincing, even if his story seems to have gone before the cameras before it was quite ripe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 24, 2013
It cheats you with acres of unharvested ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 24, 2013
while [Bahrani] did create a sociologic examination of an industry and culture that effects everyone, and educates the audiences, he didn't know how to end the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2
May 24, 2013
... sporadically compelling drama, a lack-of-character study trashy enough for fun and thoughtful enough to be taken seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 24, 2013
Maybe the writer-director found himself adrift in the corn fields.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 24, 2013
Bahrani fills the frame with weathered faces and "At Any Price" feels like it unfolds in something close to the real America. But he wants to give us larger-than-life drama, and his strengths are life-sized.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 23, 2013
We don't need to love the characters to care for them but not hating them will help us build a bridge to apathy PDQ.
May 23, 2013
A haunting portrait of the relationship between fathers and sons as being built on a foundation of intersecting interests.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 23, 2013
Bahrani shares his characters' ambitions, and also their lack of perspective.
May 23, 2013
Just like the seeds, At Any Price is genetically modified reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 17, 2013
Though well-researched and competently acted, At Any Price doesn't risk much, having neither a thesis nor a resolution. Like an awkward hug between estranged relations, there's a lack of confidence in the execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 17, 2013
Bahrani seems less interested in getting at the heart of a man who has sold his soul than he is in showing how the hard facts of modern farming have literally and figuratively changed the landscape.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 16, 2013
Written and played with a little more subtlety, Henry and his contradictions could have been fascinating; as it is, "At Any Price" keeps us at a distance, gazing at characters who never quite come to life.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 16, 2013
It's a morally ambiguous, precisely observed story about a flawed but sympathetic man.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 16, 2013
At its heart, At Any Price is a significant film about America, our times, and the notion of self-examination.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 16, 2013
Like the small farmers forced to kowtow to corporations, writer and director Ramin Bahrani chickens out. His melodramatic script reduces a global conflict to a Grain Belt "Glengarry Glen Ross."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2013
It's an overly thought-out, but often beautiful, attempt to throw a mirror up to the new face of America, where things look familiar, but prove entirely unrecognizable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 10, 2013
It clumsily showcases an environmental issue -- in this case, the corporate strong-arm tactics used to promote GMOs -- through routine interpersonal drama.
May 10, 2013
If the story is a bit all over the place - and what the heck is Heather Graham doing in this picture besides looking great? - the solid work from Quaid and Efron helps iron out a few of the bumpy bits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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