Charlie Countryman (2013) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

10

Engaging

While travelling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Fredrik Bond
Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood
Length: 103 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 13 out of 85 found boring (15.29%)

One-line Reviews (55)

There are tons of things to offend you in this one, a confusing and strange plot, weird characters and Bucharest-- one of the least touristy towns in the world.

Engrossing.

Entertaining?

And I said the story was only weak but it does keep things intriguing till end.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys suspenseful movies.

His presence is intense and his deadly calm is terrifying.

I saw the trailer and thought this looked great, but once it started I was afraid it was going to lean more towards the "artsy" side and end up being a bit boring.

By the end of the movie I had chosen to fall asleep to, I was standing up, smoking a cigarette and watching very intently.

Great acting, great cast and great story line which is very compelling to anyone.

It's worth watching if you like romantic dramas with a tint of comedy.

Every actor in the movie was believable and entertaining, from the side characters to the leading roles, there wasn't a missed cue.

A great movie this is not, but its twisted plot, incorporation of visions from the dead, and brisk action captured in a very strange but exciting light by cinematographer Roman Vasyanov and a strange atmospheric musical score by Christophe Beck keep the movie intriguing.

Anyway, I liked the wit at the beginning but I got bored of the love story and it just didn't gel together that well.

Definitely worth the watch.

As an evening's diversion, given the fact that it is the initial outing by both director and writer, it is worth watching.

Though a strange movie, it is also one of the most compelling ones that I didn't go to a theater to see.

Bond's feature film debut is an action-packed adrenaline rush.

All right, this is not a masterpiece, it is a simple, light comedy/thriller at times messy and at time funny and gripping that anyway somehow entertains.

Charlie Countryman is an unexpected, action- packed, out-of-touch-with-reality tragedy.

This movie is just boring.

So for a very long time you follow a boring looser (LaBeouf) chasing a plain chubby girl who is constantly avoiding him and meeting crazy older guys (Mikkelsen and some others) and in between he's partying in shabby places with other boring loosers ("ha ha we put some ecstasy in your drink" type).

Not one that hasn't been done before, but one that's bold in a way that's fresh and strangely exciting.

Other than La Boeuf's character this is a rather trite love story.

It was very well done and completely engrossing.

He has some very intense scenes that range from the dramatic to the lightly humorous.

He is perfect for Charlie Countryman, which is a thrilling romantic black comedy.

Messy and pointless .

But still enjoyable like having two minds about it.

), European back set, intriguing fragile love story, great score and music, well filmed, some lovely touching sequences, good pace, good invention, well acted throughout, keeps you guessing - what more do you want?

The screenplay was so basic and boring.

I really enjoyed it.

His central role is so compelling, the earnestness of his expression so convincing and the utter unrelenting ardor of his character in the face of impossible odds makes this, to me, one of the most emotionally satisfying films I have seen in a long time.

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 (even if it is also predictable).

All these characterizations can be found in action packed romantic graphic novels.

Then when you least expect it the music puts in that space, where you're immersed in the movie and start to really feel for the characters.

I never had this movie figured out, and while I can't say the plot is the most entirely original thing I've ever seen, I can say it was done in a very gripping original way.

Intriguing, kept me wanting more .

Mundane entertainment that fails.

It certainly keeps you in your seat the entire time, slow motion excitement and suspense building up to an adrenaline- fueled finale.

It's worth watching if you're a fan of slow-paced movies with no plot, i simply didn't like this one.

I have to admit, just based off the poster alone I expected this to be a little slow moving and boring.

Bond knows how to get people's adrenaline going and he certainly puts that aspect of the film ahead of a lot of other story points.

This movie reminds me a "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" in some ways but if Mitty tries to be a sort of didactic movie full of banality, Charly Countryman doesn't try to be anything except a pointless movie with bunch of good actors.

Uneventful Movie Nothing Intense Zero Suspence Love Story It's Not .

The story is kind of boring and make you just leave the movie inbetween.

She does A great job and looks just as stunning as ever.

Waste of time.

The cinematography is stunning, although it did cosmetically adjust the rough side of Bucharest - which in my opinion was unnecessary.

The plot is very simple, essentially it is a post adolescent love story in a thrilling contest.

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.

The cinematography is stunning.

6) The cop scene where he gets TAZED for picking up a hat and then interrogated like he just smuggled 10 kilo's of Columbian Bam Bam into the country was pointless, stupid, and not even close to reality.

It is very hard to define but we enjoyed it for its quirkiness.

His character in this flick is different, interesting and a little unpredictable.

My first time watching this film, I thought it dragged a bit toward late middle; the second time through I couldn't believe it was over so fast.