Charlie Countryman Reviews

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August 29, 2019
The film plays like the interrupted fantasy of some melancholic teenager who falls asleep listening to ultra-hip tracks on his iPod.
April 3, 2019
A fatuous thriller masquerading as a trashy, vigorous love story, Bond's latest is perhaps one of the most ridiculous and flawed films released this year -- yet remains curiously lovable.
June 28, 2017
To say it's one of the more important films to surface this year wouldn't be an understatement, but it wouldn't be an overstatement, either.
August 26, 2015
Ultimately, Charlie Countryman bites off more than it can chew and winds up feeling more absurd than memorable.
November 19, 2014
A wildly unauthentic offering, that manages to take such raw, human emotions, and produce a picture that revels, frustratingly, in frivolity and irreverence.
November 3, 2014
As for Shia, he's wildly self-indulgent and narcissistic: all puppy eyes, emoting and angsting like there's no tomorrow. He just doesn't know when eneouf is eneouf.
October 31, 2014
The weird filmography of Shia LaBeouf, from Fury to Nymphomaniac via Transformers, continues with an ecstasy-fuelled excursion to eastern Europe in the bizarre The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.
October 31, 2014
This is a weird and self-indulgent affair that is easy to mock but that, just occasionally, captures the romantic feel of the equally pretentious but magical Leos Carax films of the late 1980s.
October 31, 2014
An eccentric, energetic muddle of a film that is badly overcooked by commercials director Fredrik Bond.
October 31, 2014
Shia LaBeouf is well-cast in this freewheeling combination of comedy, romance and action. He plays a scruffy guy with no plans and nothing to lose, lost in a strange culture while falling in love with the wrong woman.
October 31, 2014
The culture clash between the average middle American and the rest of the world is used to entertaining effect in this kinetic crime thriller.
October 30, 2014
Shia LaBeouf continues his relentless campaign to prove himself the most tiresome person in the history of cinema, or showbusiness, or the universe.
October 30, 2014
There's quirky, and then there's straight-up annoying.
October 30, 2014
A tedious film; its death seems necessary, even merciful.
August 18, 2014
Embrace the film's brazen weirdness (and forgive its inconsistent tone) and you'll find an off-kilter romance in the vein of True Romance or Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
February 10, 2014
Mostly, this is empty, ugly and pretentious.
January 29, 2014
The ugly step-child of In Bruges with none of the class or wit, Charlie Countryman is truly terrible.
January 26, 2014
Trite indie-hipster exercise in blending romance, violence, and quirk.
January 20, 2014
Dropping acid must be far more entertaining than watching this pretentious mess ...
November 25, 2013
LaBeouf, who throws himself whole-heartedly into every role regardless of its worth, is a fearless and fascinating actor, and his sincerity holds the entire sleazy mess together.
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