Charlie St. Cloud Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
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.
September 24, 2010
I'm sure that Efron and Steers will eventually come up with their next breakthrough -- either separately or together -- but this certainly isn't it.
September 23, 2010
Has its poignant moments but does not trust them, and does not explore its darker potential. It lays on the sentiment too thickly and underlines the uncanny with a heavy-handed touch.
September 21, 2010
The film's thickly layered garnishes of Americana -- baseball, fishing, a coastal town that looks like it was designed by Norman Rockwell -- carries shades of Frank Capra and is proficiently directed by Burr Steers.
July 30, 2010
All this sets us up for a "twist" ending, but if you don't predict it a half-hour before its revelation, you surely must have nodded off during baseball practice.
July 30, 2010
Where's a vampire when you need one?
July 30, 2010
The movie has a machine-extruded gloss that makes it harder, not easier, to swallow its difficult emotions.
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