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R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
An ambitious Iowa seed farmer (Dennis Quaid) tries to get his resentful son (Zac Efron) interested in the family business, but the young man would rather pursue a career in auto racing.

Cast: Dennis Quaid , Zac Efron , Kim Dickens , Heather Graham , Clancy Brown , Chelcie Ross , Red West , Maika Monroe

Director: Ramin Bahrani

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

At Any Price (2013)

Release Date: June 21st, 2013|1 hr. 45 min.

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critic reviews ( 32 )
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • Bahrani is a gifted filmmaker. But he shoots himself in the foot by throwing in a contrived plot device that creates drama at the expense of credibility. Suddenly, we're isolated from a film that had made us believe. It's a breach of trust that comes at too high a price. show more

  • Here's another film, along with "Mud," that's in the American grain, but a genetically conditioned grain of unforgiving fathers and overweening ambition. It's powerful stuff. show more

  • Most notably, Bahrani offers an emotional depiction of American farming that will leave viewers troubled, as it should. But he loses his footing when it comes to the story itself. show more

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  • August 31, 2013 wm00000000157874
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    Storyline was all over the place, acting was sub par.

  • May 25, 2013 david88roth
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    Acting was poor; contrived. Storyline failed. Save your money.

  • May 15, 2013 dz00000000150157
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    My mom doesn\'t really get the point of \"Art/Independent\" films or not AKA \"Blockbuster\" movies...but she watched this with me and at least agreed the stories always make a point...wether good or bad...and the acting is never fake...or what a lot of people in my hood pretend to be.

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Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid on 'At Any Price,' 'High School Musical,' and Roger Ebert

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Apr 25th, 2013 1:10PM

Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron chew on some dramatic family dynamics in Ramin Bahrani's new film "At Any Price." Golden boy Efron plays rebellious Dean Whipple, a tough teen who would much rather race...

Heather Graham on Zac Efron, 'The Hangover Part III,' 'Californication,' and Raunchy Female Comedies

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Apr 24th, 2013 12:34AM

Heather Graham's new movie, "At Any Price," couldn't be more different from the next movie she's appearing in, "The Hangover Part III," which opens at the end of May. In Ramin Bahrani's intimate...

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