One critic wrote that the film's “explosive star power” help it make “remarkable observations about the impact of class and status under dire circumstances.”
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Is it a gripping whodunnit with barnstorming performances?Critical reactions Wednesday to the Cannes Film Festival opener "Everybody Knows" were mixed. Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem star in the Spanish-language film written and directed by the double-Oscar winner Iranian Asghar Farhadi, about a Spanish village hit by a terrible crime.Laura (Cruz) leaves her husband behind in Argentina for a trip with their son and daughter to a family wedding in her family village.Her former lover Paco (Bardem) is the life and soul of the party, until things take a shocking turn. Perhaps because of sky-high expectations for a film with A-list actors and a director revered for critical hits "A Separation" and "The Salesman," reviews were mixed.
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