Everybody Has a Plan Reviews

Page 1 of 2
August 5, 2019
A unique, fascinating, noir-tinged exercise in the swamps.
October 31, 2017
Directed by Ana Piterbarg, the film is moody and often beautiful, entering an almost lost world. However, it is also beset with pomposity and heaviness that make it as sluggish as the muddy delta where much of it is set.
September 5, 2017
An Argentinian life-swap thriller with Viggo Mortensen playing twins? Sounds promising - but Everybody Has A Plan doesn't quite go according to plan.
November 25, 2013
Mortensen's pensive, Gothic brooding makes this an entirely watchable but ultimately unsuccessful piece of art-house swamp-noir.
June 22, 2013
A rather disabled story built on a rather thin concept of twins swapping lives
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
June 7, 2013
It's frustrating that the film is so relentlessly dull, drifting through the story without a sense of purpose.
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.
June 3, 2013
Feels a little long and uneven, although Mortensen is quite superb as the two chalk-and-cheese brothers.
June 2, 2013
The atmosphere can be cut with a machete, but the plausibility resides in Mortensen's distinctive performances rather than in the narrative itself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 24, 2013
While it's fascinating to see Viggo Mortensen starring in an Argentine thriller, the film itself is disappointing and dull, keeping all the compelling emotions so internalised that we find it difficult to care what happens.
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.
May 20, 2013
Mortensen is on top form - twice over - but while the noir mood gathers like a black cloud, the story frustrates.
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.
April 16, 2013
Cinematography is pretty, and Mortensen is always watchable; but this is a slog to say the least.
March 28, 2013
Everybody Has a Plan is in the vein of, if not on the same plane as, Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger.
Page 1 of 2