Price Check

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Nov 16, 2012
    60
    Once Price Check darkens, it loses its comic footing, along with its nerve, and becomes a wishy-washy potpourri of elements that fail to mesh: backing away from its satirical potential, it sputters toward an evasive and unsatisfying ending. Ms. Posey, however, blithely sails above the fray.
  2. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Nov 13, 2012
    60
    Ultimately, points may be scored on the balance sheet of workplace exploitation - usually we see it go the other way around, gender-wise - but these conference-room banalities have been better explored elsewhere, and the effort here feels like a rough draft.
  3. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Nov 12, 2012
    60
    After a strong start, the picture itself has trouble checking out, but it provides a terrific showcase for indie princess Posey, leading a topnotch cast.
  4. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Nov 13, 2012
    60
    Mabius is understated and sympathetic as a guy who makes some dickish choices, and Susan, played by anyone else, might be a completely unrelatable force of nature. Although Posey renders Susan's instability and dominance with gusto, the character's vulnerability and pain are manifest.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Mar 31, 2013
    4
    Price Check starts off as workplace comedy, then as movie goes on it turns more into relationship drama. In the end what what it has left isPrice Check starts off as workplace comedy, then as movie goes on it turns more into relationship drama. In the end what what it has left is bit of mix-and-match of both, yet neither working that well. On positive side the roles are carried out well by the actors. Full Review »
  2. May 15, 2013
    3
    All the right pieces are in place but the potential remains just that. Overzealous, manic, marginally bearable department head transfers intoAll the right pieces are in place but the potential remains just that. Overzealous, manic, marginally bearable department head transfers into an new setting and runs wild with a marginally implementable profit plan designed to shake up the marketing position of this supermarket chain. Unfortunately, the comedy shifts midstream into a drama & ultimately does neither genre well enough to leave its mark in either one. But the 1st 45 minutes are great entertainment. Full Review »
  3. Jun 4, 2013
    8
    quite a decent film with a good plot, nice acting and decent dialogue. It's quite cynical and seems to display a contempt for marriage and thequite a decent film with a good plot, nice acting and decent dialogue. It's quite cynical and seems to display a contempt for marriage and the stresses it and kids places on relationships. There are some interesting plot twists and character developments that I didn't see coming. Very funny but also quite dark in parts. I liked it a lot. It's quite a quirky little number that sticks with you if you stick with it. Full Review »