Charlie Countryman (2013)

Action, Comedy, Drama
Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger
While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.
Shia LaBeouf clearly relishes his role in Charlie Countryman, but his efforts can't salvage the movie's shallow script and overstuffed direction.
  • Millennium Entertainment Company:
  • R Rated:
  • IMDB link IMDB:
  • 13 Sep 2013 Released:
  • 21 Jan 2014 DVD Release:
  • $8.0k Box office:

Trailer:

Ignore the critics9/10
It seems like people have recently become quite callous because otherwise I couldn't understand why this excellent romantic semi-comedy/semi-drama/semi-crime story with excellent likable characters and a lot of love couldn't be highly appreciated.

It's not like this movies is without its flaws, for instance sometimes it dragged on and some parts of it could have been easily cut out without affecting the story in any way.

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.

I'd recommend this movie to anyone who thinks of himself as a romantic person, and I'd definitely recommend it to all ladies.
Dark Mysterious9/10
Dark Mysterious tale well cast well acted just odd enough to be diffident from the mainstream. Perfect locations were sort and used to full effect giving a realist feel to this movie. Breathing life into a film that stands head and shoulders above many a middle of the road attempt of this sort of strange super natural oddball movie. Elements of genesis are running through it with clever one liners from a unhinged gangster played to great effect.To sum up this film reminded me why i watch so many movies in a hope to fine one like this as good as this nowadays seems about one great movie in 25 or so movies watched.
Live action graphic novel10/10
At the end of this movie my reaction was - 'WTF ! !' - I had no idea what to make of this story. It was just stupid ... I was as lost at what to make of it as Charlie was in seeking love and purpose. But the movie had one thing very important going for it, it kept my attention and I wanted to know just what was the fate of Charlie Countryman.

Then it occurred to me that this movie is just like a graphic novel ! The scenes, the pace of the story, the action, the dialog, the exaggerated faces of the central characters, Gabi's overly done makeup, Charlie's perpetual innocent expression and unending energy, the spooky ugliness of Nigel, the demon like Darko and the anger displayed by Victor. All these characterizations can be found in action packed romantic graphic novels. Once I considered the movie in this context, suddenly everything made sense and I'm now crazy for this flick.

I have no idea if this was Fredrik Bond's intention - but it works for me! It's beautifully photographed, loaded with wonderful characters, dialog is fantastic, and every scene is its' own art. It's a must see for cinema fans!
Fantastic Film10/10
This is by far one of the best films I have seen in many years very emotional through and through. This Movie had me in a constant state of wondering what could possibly happen next. I love movies that really pull you in and cause you to experience all the emotions with each character. It takes a great mind and cast to accomplish such a task. Every actor was simply amazing it was a flawless execution. I will be thinking about this movie for awhile it just sticks with you and tugs at your very soul.I can't wait to hear from friends and family what they thought of this.I am surely recommending this to everyone i know. Well Done
Words cannot describe how amazing this movie is..10/10
I do not consider myself a writer, reviewer or general word smith by any means.. But this film has the potential to be one of the best movies I have ever seen. The dialogue is near perfect, almost wisps you along like the wind on a beach. The cinematography has a "requiem for a dream" like landscape but at the same time calm and opiate like. The score flows just like the cello playing actress who nails her role PERFECTLY. The only and I mean only thing I might say that is somewhat flawed is Shia's cliched looks and glances, but other than that it is the best I have ever seen out of him as well. In fact, I won't tell you anything else other than to see this film NOW and know that I had to make this account and write this review halfway through the film just to give it justice!