Charlie St. Cloud
Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 30, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 9, 2010
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Zac Efron gives it his all, but Charlie St. Cloud is too shallow and cloying to offer much more than eye candy for his fans.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

It's more of a demo reel for Efron than a movie. His predominant fan base, though, won't mind a bit.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Where's a vampire when you need one?

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

the film cranks up the level of schmaltz to a fever pitch

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Anna Smith
Time Out

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.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

The movie has a machine-extruded gloss that makes it harder, not easier, to swallow its difficult emotions.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

Melodramatic and off-putting, this Zac Efron drama is a complete mess.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Maudlin and unintentionally hilarious.

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Dave White

[A] ghoulish death comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Tired of Previews
Directed by Burr Steers, Universal Pictures, 2010. Starring Zac Efron, Kim Basinger, Charlie Tahan and Ray Liotta. Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Drama… More
Nicki Marie
I watched this after the dull, tedious mess that was The Dilemma, and I would say it probably made this one seem better by default! At least this was… More
Dead Angel
I liked Zac Efron's character over here. Although the movie seemed okay to me but the story was really good.
Bethany Murphy
Heartbreaking! Excellent perfromance from Zac Efron and the rest of the cast! A must see!
Cassie Hill
I love this movie! :) It was also nice to see Zac Efron in a non disney role for a change as well. Definitely check this movie out & the little boy, Sam… More
jay nixon
Somewhat on the gooey side this has nice photography and an earnest lead perfromance by Efron but it also has a high Oh come on! factor.