Charlie Countryman Reviews

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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 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.
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.
November 15, 2013
Ah, Bucharest. That exotic, Eastern European hotbed of romance, intrigue and hefty film-production tax breaks.
November 15, 2013
However you cut it, with all that talent, Charlie Countryman feels like a sad, wasted opportunity.
November 15, 2013
It's like watching the travel video of the most annoying guy you know.
November 15, 2013
It's a thoroughly queasy pastiche of magic-realism/coming-of-age/romantic-thriller/bloody-Chiclets nonsense (and when I say "nonsense" I am substituting a much stronger word).
November 15, 2013
This catastrophe of a movie zigzags drunkenly between action-adventure and surreal comedy with some magical realism slopped over it like ketchup.
November 15, 2013
Even though you learn that Charlie is absolute aces at running from bad guys, the character pretty much remains a confusing, empty vessel. As does the movie.
November 15, 2013
There's underworld intrigue, and Bucharest gets to show itself off nicely.
November 14, 2013
Pulpy dross of surpassing dumbness, "Charlie Countryman" takes the blender approach to mixing dark adventure, doofus comedy and pie-eyed romance, but forgets to put the lid on when pulsed.
November 14, 2013
Thanks to a perfectly-matched lead, Shia LaBeouf, the movie makes enough impact to justify its existence.
November 14, 2013
There's not really a story here, just a series of shaggy-dog incidents that typically end with LaBeouf being beaten, hit by a car, or suspended upside-down over water.
November 13, 2013
Shia LaBeouf's best efforts and some seedy Eastern European atmosphere can only take "Charlie Countryman" so far.
November 13, 2013
Movies don't get any worse than Charlie Countryman.
November 12, 2013
It's an engrossing, overstuffed disaster-sometimes captivating, sometimes too ingeniously terrible to turn away from; it's like watching a car wreck in slow motion, if both cars were stuffed with confetti.
November 12, 2013
Charlie Countryman is an ode to an ideal no one over 16 actually believes.
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