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Charlie Countryman (2013)



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

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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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Shia LaBeouf
as Charlie Countryman
Evan Rachel Wood
as Gabi Banyai
John Hurt
as Narrator
Ion Caramitru
as Victor Ibanescu
Vanessa Kirby
as Felicity
Gabriel Spahiu
as Taxi Driver
Bogdan Farcas
as Hostel Clerk
Adrian Nicolae
as Counter Guy
George Andreescu
as Helpful Passenger
Ioan Andrei Ionescu
as Airport Official #1
Gelu Nitu
as Airport Official #2
Florica Carstea
as Hospital Visitor
Calina Epuran
as Teenage Gabi
David Petcu
as Darko's Kid
Lucian Iftime
as Kebab Man
Gigel Frone
as Cell Singer
Emanoil Florentina
as Gypsy Woman
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Critic Reviews for Charlie Countryman

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (26)

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.

November 3, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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.

October 31, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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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.

October 31, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Shia LaBeouf continues his relentless campaign to prove himself the most tiresome person in the history of cinema, or showbusiness, or the universe.

October 30, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

There's quirky, and then there's straight-up annoying.

October 30, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

November 25, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Charlie Countryman

three stars

MisterYoda ?
MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

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 makes the movie worth watching, but the kinetic direction from newcomer Fredrik Bond is welcome. Mads Mikkelsen is never a sore sight to see either, and his presence definitely heightens the film. The magical realism aspect blends well with the backdrop of the seedy underbelly of Bucharest. It may not be an entirely great story, but it is fantastically told. 'Charlie Countryman' is a breath of fresh air, a film for film's sake, during that time of the year where we are exposed to film for academy's sake.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer


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. It's not about being a hero and conquering the love of your life when you are lost, it's just about following the emotions which bring you to life. The musical score will take you by the hand a lot, and it can be very good. You will feel the sense of loss as strongly as the leads in their own time. I liked the way, Shia played his character and I thought Evan Rachel Wood was great too. Of course the movie does have quite a few flaws too, but it is engaging and if you let yourself into it, you will be entertained. I'd recommend this movie to anyone who thinks of himself as a romantic person, and I'd definitely recommend it to all ladies. While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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