Charlie Countryman
Charlie Countryman (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 15, 2013
DVD Release Date: January 21, 2014
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Shia LaBeouf clearly relishes his role in Charlie Countryman, but his efforts can't salvage the movie's shallow script and overstuffed direction.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

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.

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Glenn Kenny

It's a thoroughly queasy pastiche of magic-realism/coming-of-age/romantic-thriller/bloody-Chiclets nonsense (and when I say "nonsense" I am substituting a much stronger word).

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Hayden Manders

To say it's one of the more important films to surface this year wouldn't be an understatement, but it wouldn't be an overstatement, either.

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Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times

Ah, Bucharest. That exotic, Eastern European hotbed of romance, intrigue and hefty film-production tax breaks.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

This catastrophe of a movie zigzags drunkenly between action-adventure and surreal comedy with some magical realism slopped over it like ketchup.

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Rob Carnevale
Indie London

Ultimately, Charlie Countryman bites off more than it can chew and winds up feeling more absurd than memorable.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

However you cut it, with all that talent, Charlie Countryman feels like a sad, wasted opportunity.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Stefan Pape

A wildly unauthentic offering, that manages to take such raw, human emotions, and produce a picture that revels, frustratingly, in frivolity and irreverence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
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Aaron Neuwirth
Charlie: I'm super nervous right now, because this is kind of a wild experience for me. If there is one thing that Charlie Countryman was able to do, it… More
Kase Vollebregt
It may not be the most well made, but 'Charlie Countryman' is easily one of the coolest cinematic experiences I've had this year. LaBeouf alone… More
Panta Oz
This romantic film-noir action film directed by Fredrik Bond, written by Matt Drake, and starring Shia LaBeouf, Rupert Grint, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen… More
Manu Gino
The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. Great Film! What you are about to see is a crazy love story involuntarily intertwined with the criminal world.… More
Cameron Johnson
Hey, it's got comedy, romance, action, Mads Mikkelsen, and John Hurt and Vincent D'Onofrio reminding us that they're still alive, so what more… More