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  • Summary: A mid-level exec in a supermarket chain (Mabius) finds his life shaken up by his new boss, Susan, who starts to groom him for an executive position.
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: 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.
  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: 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.
  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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. 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. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2012
    8
    This is a boss from hell comedy. The movie deftly captures itself The cast is just wonderful. The add the right personality to their character when they need to Collapse
  3. Nov 19, 2012
    8
    I liked it as a workplace comedy. Over the top, for sure, but it kept my interest in its wackiness. In a movie world of sameness, this stood out as different without crossing the line into prurience or exploitation. How people cope in an office environment and the decisive role that managers play was something I related to and found interesting. Expand
  4. 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. Expand
  5. 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. Expand

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