At Any Price
At Any Price (2013)

In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious HENRY WHIPPLE (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son DEAN (Zac Efron) to help expand his family's farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 27, 2013
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51%
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32%



Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: At Any Price features a terrific performance from Dennis Quaid, and it offers further evidence of Ramin Bahrani's unique eye for detail, but film is weighted down by an overly melodramatic story.

Tom Long
Detroit News

The disappointment and malaise of a modern farmer's life comes through, but almost as an afterthought. As Bahrani makes clear, it's worth a more focused film.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Written and played with a little more subtlety, Henry and his contradictions could have been fascinating; as it is, "At Any Price" keeps us at a distance, gazing at characters who never quite come to life.

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Clayton Davis
AwardsCircuit.com

After fearlessly diving into a character that's self-centered, wretched, and downright degrading, Quaid outdoes most of his earlier works of cinema.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Bahrani fills the frame with weathered faces and "At Any Price" feels like it unfolds in something close to the real America. But he wants to give us larger-than-life drama, and his strengths are life-sized.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Like the small farmers forced to kowtow to corporations, writer and director Ramin Bahrani chickens out. His melodramatic script reduces a global conflict to a Grain Belt "Glengarry Glen Ross."

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Travis Hopson
Examiner.com

Tough, engaging, and brutally honest, At Any Price is one of those quiet gems you hope others will have the opportunity to discover for themselves.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Bahrani seems less interested in getting at the heart of a man who has sold his soul than he is in showing how the hard facts of modern farming have literally and figuratively changed the landscape.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

It clumsily showcases an environmental issue -- in this case, the corporate strong-arm tactics used to promote GMOs -- through routine interpersonal drama.

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Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I don't think this movie knew what it wanted to be. I'm almost sure that half of it was on the cutting room floor, and what was left was a movie… More
Jeffrey Meyers
Ramin Bahrani's At Any Price is an interesting film, often feeling authentic, and disturbingly insightful, while at other times feeling a bit disconnected… More
Manu Gino
How far would you go to chase a dream? Good Movie! The opening credits suggest that this film will be a romantic tribute to the fading world of the rural… More
Cameron Johnson
Man, Clancy Brown probably took this film at any price, because he hasn't been doing anything lately, or at least I don't think he has been, because… More
Sol C
I had a mixed reaction to the film. It needed a major rewrite. They had a great idea for a movie here, but they didn't execute it correctly. It feels like… More
Christopher Haskell
In the age of anti-heroes and villainous leading characters, "At Any Price" fits right in. With Dennis Quaid playing the always overly positive, yet… More