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2.7
391 Ratings

Everybody Knows

Todos lo saben

Directed by Asghar Farhadi
Spain, France, 2018
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis

Carolina, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her Argentinian husband and children. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

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Everybody Knows Directed by Asghar Farhadi
The starry cast (especially the stalwart Bardem) do their best to distract us from Farhadi’s thematic architecture, but it’s as conspicuous as the drones that hover about the proceedings, surveilling the ground-level activity like a filmmaker too removed from his subject.
January 02, 2019
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The result retains the major flaws of all Farhadi’s films: histrionic acting, a proclivity for supposedly bravura camerawork that actually comes across as hackneyed, and, most calamitously (in all his films), overwrought narratives primed for dramatic tension which, for all the director’s concern for crafting intricate storylines, nonetheless contain gaping holes in the plot.
June 27, 2018
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With a cast this starry and talented the play of revelation and counter-revelation that is reckoned to be Farhadi’s metier could hardly fail to entertain, even if the film rather shuns its environment and landscape in favour of somewhat stagey interiors. All the shades of agony from numbness to hysteria are portrayed – often with power, but at other times as if the performer could have used another take.
May 10, 2018
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