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At Any Price Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 24, 2013
It cheats you with acres of unharvested ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Leah Churner
Austin Chronicle
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
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
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
May 23, 2013
Bahrani shares his characters' ambitions, and also their lack of perspective.
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.
Top Critic
Alonso Duralde
April 26, 2013
Feels like a series of note cards ("father-son conflict," "dad's mistress hits on son") that never weave together to make a gripping plot.
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William Goss
April 23, 2013
So overwrought initially that the film's late ironies are but a modest consolation that Bahrani does indeed have more in mind than literal and figurative corn.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
April 6, 2013
Alternates between business-world morality play, family drama, and portrait of a local community without ever comfortably integrating these disparate elements into his messy stew.
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
Tony Macklin
May 23, 2013
Just like the seeds, At Any Price is genetically modified reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Richard Roeper
May 3, 2013
It's one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen, and not in a particularly good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 9, 2013
An overstuffed and overheated movie that is more about Sending A Message than Telling A Story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Orndorf
May 8, 2013
The results are quite disastrous when it steps away from farming concerns, resulting in a movie that's unforgivably clunky, tone-deaf, and dreadfully acted.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
April 22, 2013
Warm-hearted performances ... are squandered in this sermon on the plain.
Cole Smithey
April 25, 2013
Yes, it's a cutthroat world out there, and there isn't a damn thing you can do about it, except hide the bodies well. That's the takeaway from "At Any Price."
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
May 3, 2013
The actors seem to have been asked to give very clipped, elevated performances, especially Quaid, whose character is a smarmy salesman. Efron, on the other hand, responds to every situation with his usual blank, dead-eyed stare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Tallerico
May 3, 2013
Dennis Quaid nearly makes it worth seeing on his own and I have no doubt that the multi-talented Bahrani can bounce back but this modern farmer's tale is a melodrama that I simply didn't buy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5.0
Christopher Null
Film Racket
April 25, 2013
A movie about amateur race cars, sex in grain silos, murderous secrets, and Dennis Quaid's late-period acting crisis - only not as much fun as any of that sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
April 24, 2013
The film hasn't quite earned the grim resonance it seeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 29, 2013
...despite its worthy themes, Bahrani has over stacked his deck with Henry's character while leaving too many questions with Dean's just as Quaid emotes to the rafters while Efron underplays.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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