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Everybody Has a Plan Reviews

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Richard Haridy
Quickflix
November 25, 2013
Mortensen's pensive, Gothic brooding makes this an entirely watchable but ultimately unsuccessful piece of art-house swamp-noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Damon Wise
Radio Times
June 3, 2013
Feels a little long and uneven, although Mortensen is quite superb as the two chalk-and-cheese brothers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
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.
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
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Osmond
Empire Magazine
May 20, 2013
Mortensen is on top form - twice over - but while the noir mood gathers like a black cloud, the story frustrates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 28, 2013
Everybody Has a Plan is in the vein of, if not on the same plane as, Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
March 21, 2013
Mr. Mortensen keeps you watching, even when the movie's storytelling underwhelms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 21, 2013
Hardly anyone will see it, but those who do ought to be impressed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Matt Zoller Seitz
Chicago Sun-Times
March 21, 2013
Its relaxed air of menace, and occasional bursts of violence hold one's attention even when the plot falters, which is often.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
June 22, 2013
A rather disabled story built on a rather thin concept of twins swapping lives
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
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
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
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
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
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
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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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
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
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
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