At Any Price

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Apr 24, 2013
    100
    This is a brave, layered film that challenges the wisdom of victory at any price. Both of its central characters would slip easily into conventional plot formulas, but Bahrani looks deeply into their souls and finds so much more.
  2. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Apr 25, 2013
    80
    Like television's "Breaking Bad," At Any Price is about the slow, insidious corruption of a regular guy, about the rot that grows around him and within him, allowing him to become complicit in a crime of biblical proportions.
  3. Reviewed by: Oliver Lyttelton
    Mar 3, 2013
    75
    Powerful, engaging and, by the finale, moving. And in the end, At Any Price is certainly one of the most impressive reactions to the recent economic crisis (because that’s exactly what it is) that cinema has produced so far.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    May 2, 2013
    63
    A roughly mixed but interestingly plotted offshoot of "Death of a Salesman."
  5. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Apr 23, 2013
    55
    Subtlety is hardly at home here, with Quaid’s especially earnest performance a well-suited mask for Henry’s desperation that nonetheless amplifies the phoniness of the entire enterprise.
  6. Reviewed by: Randy Cordova
    May 9, 2013
    50
    Ultimately, At Any Price isn’t terrible, but you can tell that’s hardly the endorsement the filmmakers were seeking.
  7. Reviewed by: Leah Churner
    May 15, 2013
    30
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 9, 2015
    8
    I like this movie a lot and consider it underrated. The cast is wonderful and the narrative development is effective. Another reason I likeI like this movie a lot and consider it underrated. The cast is wonderful and the narrative development is effective. Another reason I like it: I'm more or less from that place. I totally recognize the midwestern community that is borderline rural/urban. Small town but not really insulated from changing times. I was almost shocked by how well the filmmakers nailed that. Expand
  2. May 28, 2013
    8
    Dennis Quaid gives a career-highlight performance as a highly-driven, personable corn farmer. Zac Efron plays his rebellious stockcar drivingDennis Quaid gives a career-highlight performance as a highly-driven, personable corn farmer. Zac Efron plays his rebellious stockcar driving son, who'd rather race than raise. It's all about Quaid's character and he creates a nuanced, dynamic performance. Other than one seemingly random seduction, the writing and direction are effective. This isn't a lofty drama with oversize emotions and overstated performances, but a quietly compelling portrait of a well-intentioned, but flawed father whose ego and ambition test his family's commitment. Expand
  3. Aug 31, 2013
    6
    I read the content of this film is more drama thriller category would classify as a family adventure movie. Just because it is a family, notI read the content of this film is more drama thriller category would classify as a family adventure movie. Just because it is a family, not a family, and this is the adventure of the movie is very far away. Once watchable. Expand
  4. Dec 17, 2013
    6
    At Any Price is a dramatic movie of a family..which extends to test the relationship between a father and son. Denis Quaid is brilliantAt Any Price is a dramatic movie of a family..which extends to test the relationship between a father and son. Denis Quaid is brilliant overall and Zac Efron has also made his mark with this movie.
    Overall 6.5/10
    Acting 7/10
    Storyline 5/10
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