Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem lead this Spain-set psychological drama from two-time Oscar-winning auteur Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman, A Separation).

"Laura (Cruz) travels with her teenage daughter and young son to the village where she grew up to attend her sister's wedding. She's left her husband Alejandro (Darín) back in Argentina and is free to plunge into the simple pleasures of her youth. But tensions run just under the surface with Laura's family, and the stray feelings she has for her old boyfriend Paco (Bardem), who now runs a nearby vineyard, might trouble the waters further. Still, everybody gathers to celebrate the wedding at a big village party, when the power cuts out... and Laura's daughter disappears." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2018Rating: M, Offensive language132 minsFrance, Spain, ItalySpanish with English subtitles
DramaMysteryThrillerWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
83%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Cruz and Bardem lift heavy in this Spanish Thriller

Asghar Farhadi's latest visits small-town Spain, hopping across vineyards, bell towers and dusty village back-roads. This initially captivating thriller loses steam across such a lengthy run-time. Thankfully, Cruz and Bardem steal every scene they're in making even the more languid scenes watchable. If 30 minutes had been abducted from the runtime,...

3.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

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The mystery becomes popcorn-chompingly compelling, each new piece of information adding shading and dimension to the true shape of the family. Nobody is above suspicion or below empathy.

0
Variety

Variety

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Cruz may have the showier role, but the men - Bardem and Darín both - wind up baring their souls in astonishing ways.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

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The film is too laden with its own riches, a festival jewel that glares instead of gleams.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The performances themselves are so intelligent, mature and yet uninhibited. Farhadi's storytelling has overpowering force.

4.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

The trailer and plot outline may make Everybody Knows sound like a thriller, but Farhadi has a more complex and nuanced story to tell.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

...I found the impeccable pace of this intriguing mystery immensely satisfying.

4.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Absorbing enough but lacking in any real sense of revelation...this undeniably gifted storyteller seems firmly stuck on Cruz control.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The narrative keeps hobbling from one plot strand to the other without ever really becoming a gripping maelstrom of revelations as things get progressively worse for the characters.

0
BBC

BBC

press

Still, with its rich story, its weighty themes, and the beautiful acting of its charismatic stars (and real-life spouses), Cruz and Bardem, it's the classiest soap opera around.

4.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

The mystery becomes popcorn-chompingly compelling, each new piece of information adding shading and dimension to the true shape of the family. Nobody is above suspicion or below empathy.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Cruz may have the showier role, but the men - Bardem and Darín both - wind up baring their souls in astonishing ways.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

The film is too laden with its own riches, a festival jewel that glares instead of gleams.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The performances themselves are so intelligent, mature and yet uninhibited. Farhadi's storytelling has overpowering force.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

The trailer and plot outline may make Everybody Knows sound like a thriller, but Farhadi has a more complex and nuanced story to tell.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

...I found the impeccable pace of this intriguing mystery immensely satisfying.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Absorbing enough but lacking in any real sense of revelation...this undeniably gifted storyteller seems firmly stuck on Cruz control.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The narrative keeps hobbling from one plot strand to the other without ever really becoming a gripping maelstrom of revelations as things get progressively worse for the characters.

0
BBC

BBC

press

Still, with its rich story, its weighty themes, and the beautiful acting of its charismatic stars (and real-life spouses), Cruz and Bardem, it's the classiest soap opera around.

4.0
0

Cruz and Bardem lift heavy in this Spanish Thriller

Asghar Farhadi's latest visits small-town Spain, hopping across vineyards, bell towers and dusty village back-roads. This initially captivating thriller loses steam across such a lengthy run-time. Thankfully, Cruz and Bardem steal every scene they're in making even the more languid scenes watchable. If 30 minutes had been abducted from the runtime,...

3.0
0