CAST: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darin DIRECTOR: Asghar Farhadi ENDING 3/21
The film follows Laura (Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister's wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed.
Bardem and Cruz are intriguing. Everybody Knows is a carefully crafted suspense thriller shining a spotlight on familial jealousy, unrequited love and how secrets slither their way to the surface no matter how hard the attempt is to keep them concealed.Carla Renata, The Curvy Film Critic
The movie's chief delights are the Cruz-Bardem pairing and Farhadi's generosity toward all the characters as he veers from joy to terror.Thelma Adams, AARP Movies for Grownups
Think of it this way: If this were a book, it would be described as a page-turner.Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic