Everybody Has a Plan Reviews

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Hannah McGill
The List
April 16, 2013
Cinematography is pretty, and Mortensen is always watchable; but this is a slog to say the least.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
October 25, 2012
A low-energy Argentinian thriller that hasn't got a clue what it should do with Viggo Mortensen's reliably committed performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emma Dibdin
Digital Spy
May 29, 2013
A character study can't get away with this little character, and a campy identity-swap thriller can't get away with being this po-faced.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sam Adams
Time Out
March 21, 2013
Everybody Has a Plan isn't overburdened so much as stretched pitifully thin, and the double-the-fun result is closer to the dueling-Elvises vehicle Kissin' Cousins than, say, Dead Ringers.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
March 16, 2013
Ana Piterbarg's handsome, if uninvolving, film privileges mood over narrative and dumb brooding over character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
June 22, 2013
A curious film that has a few fine moments and builds up to an interesting crescendo, but the plot is patchy with many things unexplained, leaving us indifferent
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
June 22, 2013
A rather disabled story built on a rather thin concept of twins swapping lives
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
May 31, 2013
Everybody Has A Plan possesses the film noir elements that might have worked for Robert Mitchum in the Fifties but writer/director Ana Piterbarg lacks the confidence and conviction to pull it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Cath Clarke
Time Out
May 21, 2013
Hats off to Viggo Mortensen. The actor pulls off playing identical twins in this Argentinian thriller - which never quite lives up to his talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 1, 2013
When the presence of the mighty Viggo Mortensen in a dual role - and speaking perfect Spanish! - can't save your movie from mediocrity, then you know you're in trouble.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
RedEye
March 28, 2013
The epitome of 'blah.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
April 24, 2013
Wanna see/hear Viggo Mortensen get his Spanish on? That's a big part of the potential interest for Everybody Has a Plan, given the otherwise slow, dangling drama of its assumed-identity conceit.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 7, 2013
It's frustrating that the film is so relentlessly dull, drifting through the story without a sense of purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 20, 2012
...a blatant misfire that's sure to disappoint even the most ardent Mortensen fan...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
March 21, 2013
[Mortensen] plays the most lackluster pair of identical twins the movies have ever conceived.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 3, 2013
Piterbarg works hard to mute the plot's more fanciful elements. If fact, she ends up going too far in the wrong direction, turning this into an underpowered thriller instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Marsha McCreadie
Village Voice
March 19, 2013
Even Viggo Mortensen's movingly enigmatic performance as identical twins can't help first-time Argentinean director Ana Piterbarg decide whether she is making an existential tone poem or a brutish thriller.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
March 11, 2013
| Original Score: C
Top Critic
Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 13, 2013
Viggo's performance is the only payoff for the patience you will need to get through Everybody Has a Plan.
Paul Fairclough
Little White Lies
May 30, 2013
At heart it's a crime flick, but Piterbarg has woven in a woozy psychological undercurrent with a powerful pull that places it a cut above.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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