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Charlie St. Cloud Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 5, 2014
the film cranks up the level of schmaltz to a fever pitch
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
December 31, 2012
Melodramatic and off-putting, this Zac Efron drama is a complete mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
[A] ghoulish death comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 31, 2011
It's more of a demo reel for Efron than a movie. His predominant fan base, though, won't mind a bit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Shannon Wright
Moviedex
October 29, 2010
There's a soft allure at play here, but it's largely overshadowed by a well-worn dialogue, and an often muddled plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
October 13, 2010
Guys certainly shouldn't throw their dignity out of the window to go see it alone, but if their girlfriends are dragging them along, they might just enjoy it a lot more than expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 13, 2010
Let's all go play baseball in the park with some ghosts, rather than wasting our time watching this silly, silly film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 11, 2010
Ttearjerking amalgam of Nicholas Sparks and M Night Shyamalan won't do Zac Efron any favours in his attempts to be taken seriously...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
October 8, 2010
There's not much on this movie's mind but photogenic healing, and making all the girls go ga-ga at the sight of Efron mewling with grief.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
October 8, 2010
Cynics will find the film mawkish, but the story-telling is clear and involving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
October 8, 2010
What might have been a poignant exploration of the effects of bereavement is hamstrung by rotten twists, redundant action scenes and a few too many publicist-approved shots of Efron staring wistfully into the sunset.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
October 8, 2010
This movie's a teenage tear-jerker and it does its job very well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
October 8, 2010
While the subject matter tends towards morbidity, the film-makers strive to divert us with many dappling sunsets, the blue of Ephron's eyes and a sappy melodrama that even 13-year-old girls might scoff at.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
October 7, 2010
Shame it's so slow and contradicts its own strained logic, ending up in the same listless limbo as The Time Traveler's Wife and The Lovely Bones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 7, 2010
Future historians of the financial crisis may point to this movie, not Oliver Stone's Wall Street sequel, as the cultural low point of the business world.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Josh Winning
Little White Lies
October 7, 2010
Efron excels, proving he's leading-man material. But sign-post scoring and drill-'em-home emotional beats weigh things down. Rubbish ending, too.
| Original Score: 2/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
October 7, 2010
More maudlin than subtle, more schmaltzy than emotionally true.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 7, 2010
Another solid performance by Zac Efron is flattened by bombastic filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Male
Empire Magazine
October 6, 2010
An adaptation that smooths out the sharp edges of Ben Sherwood's source novel, it's a decent enough vehicle to flaunt Efron's acting chops.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
October 6, 2010
As the drama increases, so do the clumsy flashbacks and corny lines: this relies on cheap tricks to force tears, even if those tricks work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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