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Everybody Has A Plan review

Viggo Mortensen is a dead ringer...

Everybody does indeed have a plan in Ana Piterbarg’s ponderous Argentine noir – problem is, they’re all terrible.

Depressed doctor Viggo Mortensen (again undercutting his Aragon image, and here speaking immaculate Spanish) fakes his own death, leaves his wife and replaces his twin brother (also Mortensen) in the brutal backwaters of the Tigre Delta, but he’s really walking into another trap.

Despite a brooding rural setting that brings to mind Winter’s Bone and impressive performances, this lacks the verve of recent South American stunners Carancho and The Secret In Their Eyes ; the characters’ motives remaining as murky as the muddy river.

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Matt Glasby

Matt Glasby is a freelance film and TV journalist. You can find his work on Total Film - in print and online - as well as at publications like the Radio Times, Channel 4, DVD REview, Flicks, GQ, Hotdog, Little White Lies, and SFX, among others. He is also the author of several novels, including The Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film and Britpop Cinema: From Trainspotting To This Is England.