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EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN tells the story of Agustín (Mortensen), a man desperate to abandon what for him has become, after years of living in Buenos Aires, a very frustrating existence. After the death of his twin brother, Pedro, Agustín decides to start a new life, adopting the identity of his brother and returning to the mysterious region of the Delta, in theTigre, where they lived when they were boys. However, shortly after his return, Agustín will find himself unwillingly involved in the dangerous criminal world that was a part of his brother's life. (c) Fox International

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hats off to Viggo Mortensen. The actor pulls off playing identical twins in this Argentinian thriller - which never quite lives up to his talents."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"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."
‑ Sam Adams, Time Out New York
"Mortensen's pensive, Gothic brooding makes this an entirely watchable but ultimately unsuccessful piece of art-house swamp-noir."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"It's frustrating that the film is so relentlessly dull, drifting through the story without a sense of purpose."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The atmosphere can be cut with a machete, but the plausibility resides in Mortensen's distinctive performances rather than in the narrative itself."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Everybody Has a Plan is in the vein of, if not on the same plane as, Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Hardly anyone will see it, but those who do ought to be impressed."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"A rather disabled story built on a rather thin concept of twins swapping lives"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"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."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"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."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Mr. Mortensen keeps you watching, even when the movie's storytelling underwhelms."
‑ Rachel Saltz, New York Times
"[Mortensen] plays the most lackluster pair of identical twins the movies have ever conceived."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, AV Club
"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"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"Feels a little long and uneven, although Mortensen is quite superb as the two chalk-and-cheese brothers."
‑ Damon Wise, Radio Times
"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."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
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