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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
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
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
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
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
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
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
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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
Marc Mohan
May 16, 2013
It's a morally ambiguous, precisely observed story about a flawed but sympathetic man.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brad Buchholz
Austin American-Statesman
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-
Katherine Monk
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
Top Critic
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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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