Charlie Countryman
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When his late mother appears in a vision and tells him to go to Bucharest, Charlie immediately boards a plane across the Atlantic. But when he meets a fellow passenger, Charlie finds himself with another promise to fulfill. Charlie does so - and falls head over heels in love with Gabi, a beautiful musician. However, a vicious gangster has already laid claim to Gabi, and has no intention of letting her go. Determined to protect her, Charlie enters into the hallucinatory, Romanian underworld filled with violence and, strangely enough, love. (c) Mllenium

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"This catastrophe of a movie zigzags drunkenly between action-adventure and surreal comedy with some magical realism slopped over it like ketchup."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"A wildly unauthentic offering, that manages to take such raw, human emotions, and produce a picture that revels, frustratingly, in frivolity and irreverence."
‑ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys
"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."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"The culture clash between the average middle American and the rest of the world is used to entertaining effect in this kinetic crime thriller."
‑ Damon Wise, Radio Times
"Ah, Bucharest. That exotic, Eastern European hotbed of romance, intrigue and hefty film-production tax breaks."
‑ Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times
"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."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"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."
‑ Jonathan Romney, Observer [UK]
"An eccentric, energetic muddle of a film that is badly overcooked by commercials director Fredrik Bond."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Shia LaBeouf continues his relentless campaign to prove himself the most tiresome person in the history of cinema, or showbusiness, or the universe."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"However you cut it, with all that talent, Charlie Countryman feels like a sad, wasted opportunity."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"There's underworld intrigue, and Bucharest gets to show itself off nicely."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"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."
‑ Kate Muir, Times [UK]
"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."
‑ Rich Cline,
"There's quirky, and then there's straight-up annoying."
‑ Adam Woodward, Little White Lies
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