New in Theaters

By Williams, Joe | St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), May 19, 2013 | Go to article overview

New in Theaters


Williams, Joe, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


"At Any Price" ** (R; 1:45) * Dennis Quaid is an overzealous agribusiness rep and Zac Efron is the son who wants to leave Iowa for the NASCAR circuit. There's an important story about corporate farming to be told here, but director Ramin Bahrani's melodramatic script reduces a global issue to a Grain Belt "Glengarry Glen Ross." (Joe Williams)

"The Iceman" *** (R; 1:46) * In a role for which he was born, Michael Shannon is chilling in the true story of a remorseless Mafia assassin who killed as many as 100 people. Winona Ryder co-stars as the wife who raised their two children in the new Jersey suburbs but never knew what her husband did for a living. (JW)

"In the House" *** (R; 1:44) * When a high school student spies on a family and writes about it for a class assignment, his teacher becomes fascinated with the tale. French director Francois Ozon's latest film is a coming-of-age story with hints of a creepy stalker- thriller about it. (MCT)

"Kon-Tiki" ** (PG-13; 1:41) * Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 raft trip from Peru to Polynesia was punctuated by dangers, yet most of its 101 days were spent in the doldrums. …

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