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: 27%

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
"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
"Mostly, this is empty, ugly and pretentious."
‑ James Mottram, Total Film
"Dropping acid must be far more entertaining than watching this pretentious mess ..."
‑ James Mottram, The List
"Offbeat, Bucharest-set, film-noir romance with music by Moby."
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"Ah, Bucharest. That exotic, Eastern European hotbed of romance, intrigue and hefty film-production tax breaks."
‑ Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times
"There's underworld intrigue, and Bucharest gets to show itself off nicely."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The ugly step-child of In Bruges with none of the class or wit, Charlie Countryman is truly terrible."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Quickflix
"... an overwrought and muddled mess with little redemptive value."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"The haphazard use of magical realism and the ever-shifting thrust of the narrative makes the film wear out its welcome long before it's over."
‑ Eric D. Snider, GeekNation
"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
"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."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Trite indie-hipster exercise in blending romance, violence, and quirk."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"There's no peaceful, affecting middle ground here, just a lot of noise, color, and empty feelings competing for attention, with little squeezing through the thick coating of artifice."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Tonally adolescent, the film is enraptured with the emo-ness and ecstasy of love...Love may be all you need, but, sheesh, give it a rest for a second."
‑ Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist
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