Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Nov 14, 2012
    83
    Posey, her attention divided up into slivers, is funny as hell, but she's also terrifying in her evocation of a kind of moment-to-moment PowerPoint existence.
  2. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Nov 23, 2012
    80
    Writer-director Michael Walker keeps a firm grip on his smart material, offering up big laughs, lots of recognizable behavior and, in the end, a wistful glimpse at life's inevitable priorities.
  3. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Nov 16, 2012
    75
    A hilarious Parker Posey provides her customary blast of brittle energy in Price Check, an engaging corporate comedy.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Nov 15, 2012
    70
    Posey dominates Price Check, mostly for the better: Whatever observations Walker's film makes about the perils of ambition or women in the workplace register entirely through her. She's simply funnier and more interesting than anyone else, and Walker has written her a complex character whose immediate wants are clearer than her long-term ones.
  5. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Nov 12, 2012
    63
    The script is teeming with informed jargon about the business of supermarket pricing, and with actors like Posey as its vessel, the dialogue rings with an unlikely blend of fascination and farce.
  6. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    Nov 12, 2012
    70
    A prime example of the type of well-produced, smartly cast independent features that Sundance has been helping launch into the theatrical marketplace over the past few years.
  7. 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.
  8. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Nov 14, 2012
    75
    Price Check never successfully makes the shift into a higher-stakes scenario, and the chief culprit is a detour to Los Angeles. The tension between Susan and Pete suddenly lapses into a far more conventional direction.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 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 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 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 »