Charlie St. Cloud
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Charlie St. Cloud
Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of mother Claire and little brother Sam, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But, his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it. After his high-school classmate Tess returns home unexpectedly, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love. And, as he finds the courage to let go of the past for good, Charlie discovers the soul most worth saving is his own.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's more of a demo reel for Efron than a movie. His predominant fan base, though, won't mind a bit."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Where's a vampire when you need one?"
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"the film cranks up the level of schmaltz to a fever pitch"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"There's a soft allure at play here, but it's largely overshadowed by a well-worn dialogue, and an often muddled plot."
‑ Shannon Wright, Moviedex
"Ttearjerking amalgam of Nicholas Sparks and M Night Shyamalan won't do Zac Efron any favours in his attempts to be taken seriously..."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"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."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"The movie has a machine-extruded gloss that makes it harder, not easier, to swallow its difficult emotions."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Melodramatic and off-putting, this Zac Efron drama is a complete mess."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"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."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
"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."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"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."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Maudlin and unintentionally hilarious."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"[A] ghoulish death comedy."
‑ Dave White,
"Let's all go play baseball in the park with some ghosts, rather than wasting our time watching this silly, silly film."
‑ Catherine Bray, Film4
"Cynics will find the film mawkish, but the story-telling is clear and involving."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
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