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  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2013
Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Mar 28, 2013
    63
    An atmospheric Argentine thriller starring Viggo Mortensen in twin roles (literally), Everybody Has a Plan is in the vein of, if not on the same plane as, Michelangelo Antonioni's "The Passenger."
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Mar 20, 2013
    63
    Its chief virtue is its lead performance, in which twin brothers are played by a promising new Argentinian actor named Viggo Mortensen.
  3. Reviewed by: Cath Clarke
    Jun 1, 2013
    60
    Hats off to Viggo Mortensen. He pulls off playing identical twins in this Argentinian thriller, which never quite lives up to his talents.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Jun 1, 2013
    60
    It certainly doesn't bore.
  5. Reviewed by: Andrew Osmond
    May 20, 2013
    60
    Mortensen is on top form - twice over - but while the noir mood gathers like a black cloud, the story frustrates.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Glasby
    Apr 26, 2013
    60
    Everybody does indeed have a plan in Ana Piterbarg’s ponderous Argentine noir – problem is, they’re all terrible.
  7. Reviewed by: Rachel Saltz
    Mar 21, 2013
    60
    Mr. Mortensen keeps you watching, even when the movie’s storytelling underwhelms. But Everybody Has a Plan is less about story than about texture and atmosphere. They stay with you, as does the haunted visage of Agustín, drifting on the delta waters.
  8. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Mar 21, 2013
    60
    It’s not easy to play twins (in another language, no less), without relying on showy mannerisms to define them. But Mortensen pulls it off. Your move, Franco.
  9. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Mar 25, 2013
    58
    It pulls off the tricky feat of being both commanding and subtle, emerging with its dignity intact.
  10. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Mar 26, 2013
    50
    Eventually suffers from a lack of new ideas beyond its initial premise that finds the two brothers inadvertently swapping roles. Once that happens, the movie takes one bland twist after another.
  11. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Mar 20, 2013
    50
    Apart from the novelty of seeing Mortensen act in Spanish, there’s virtually nothing of interest, and even he does little more than confirm that a performance can be monosyllabic in any language.
  12. Mar 16, 2013
    50
    Ana Piterbarg's handsome, if uninvolving, film privileges mood over narrative and dumb brooding over character.
  13. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Mar 12, 2013
    50
    My boy Viggo is always fascinating, but the movie is a concept searching for a story.
  14. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Mar 21, 2013
    40
    The noir-ish contours of writer-director Ana Piterbarg's story yield a frustratingly dissipated movie, one with few storytelling pleasures and an overabundance of forced mood.
  15. Reviewed by: Marsha McCreadie
    Mar 19, 2013
    40
    An identity crisis is at the heart of Everybody Has a Plan—but it's the film's. 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.
  16. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Mar 19, 2013
    40
    The artist formerly known as Aragorn remains an engrossing screen presence, but this campy thriller is a tad too close to simply having him sing the telephone directory.
  17. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Mar 22, 2013
    38
    Argentina’s noir Everybody Has a Plan is as sludgy as the river delta in which it takes place.

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