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      The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman

      R Released Nov 15, 2013 1h 48m Romance Crime Drama List
      27% Tomatometer 66 Reviews 49% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings In Romania, an American tourist (Shia LaBeouf) falls for the estranged wife (Evan Rachel Wood) of a brutal gangster (Mads Mikkelsen). Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      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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      Jonathan Romney Observer (UK) 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. Rated: 1/5 Nov 3, 2014 Full Review Kate Muir Times (UK) 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. Rated: 2/5 Oct 31, 2014 Full Review Geoffrey Macnab Independent (UK) 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. Rated: 3/5 Oct 31, 2014 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com The film plays like the interrupted fantasy of some melancholic teenager who falls asleep listening to ultra-hip tracks on his iPod. Rated: 0.5/5 Aug 29, 2019 Full Review Patrick Gamble CineVue A fatuous thriller masquerading as a trashy, vigorous love story, Bond's latest is perhaps one of the most ridiculous and flawed films released this year -- yet remains curiously lovable. Rated: 2/5 Apr 3, 2019 Full Review Hayden Manders Refinery29 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. Jun 28, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Enrique S Una de las mejores interpretaciones de Shia LaBeouf (muy de la mano con Honey Boy). Madds Mikkelsen impecable (como siempre) y Rachel Evan Wood un excelente rango. The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman o Charlie Countryman trata sobre un joven que lo ha perdido todo y se da el espacio de escapar e intentar buscar un nuevo lugar en el mundo. En este viaje, propio del viaje del héroe, encontrará el amor, enfrentará un villano y emergerá transformado. Muy interesante el juego metafísico que hacen como motivador de la trama. Una historia simple, pero universal. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/24 Full Review tuna t this movie SUCKED irt was so bad but mads mikkelsen was so hot in it so it gets 1 whole star because mads mikkelsen was SO hot in it. thatss it thoug h . i had to watch subway surfers gameplay to get through the beginning when mads mikkselsen wasnt there Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/27/24 Full Review R 9 There's a good movie in there, though 'Charlie Countryman' is weakened by a few of its elements. Visually I enjoyed it, but the pace of the around 100 minute run time isn't the best. The story is hit-and-miss, there's certainly a plot in there somewhere that could be entertaining but it always feels held back by something... I think the love story kinda took me out of it a few times, especially as I didn't overly like (but didn't dislike) the performances of Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood; LaBeouf is noteworthy emotionally at the beginning, though. Mads Mikkelsen is the standout in my opinion, a fun performance from him. James Buckley and Rupert Grint, meanwhile, serve as decent comedic relief. Aubrey Plaza has a very minor (too minor) a role, while newcomer at the time Vanessa Kirby appears momentarily. It's a shame they ended up cutting John Hurt's narration, which could've been cool. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 10/15/23 Full Review Audience Member When searching the movie I've found 3 dif names for it but I found the film enjoyable. Not going to win any Oscars but much better than given credit for. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Shia Fuck them ALL!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member The acting was superb. Mads Mikkelsen is intense, sexy and perfect, as always. It was also nice to see Rupert Grint expand a bit on his dark side. The story was dark, funny and very intense. It was nice not to be bored during a film. I haven't experienced that in awhile. I'm extremely surprised that I hadn't heard of this film until recently. It definitely deserved more credit at the box office. I highly recommend. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In Romania, an American tourist (Shia LaBeouf) falls for the estranged wife (Evan Rachel Wood) of a brutal gangster (Mads Mikkelsen).
      Director
      Fredrik Bond
      Producer
      Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Craig J. Flores, William Horberg
      Screenwriter
      Matt Drake
      Distributor
      Millennium Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Language Throughout|Drug Use|Sexuality/Nudity|Some Brutal Violence)
      Genre
      Romance, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 15, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $8.0K
      Runtime
      1h 48m
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