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Review: Adolescent, Overwrought & Incoherent 'Charlie Countryman' Starring Shia LaBeouf & Evan Rachel Wood

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • November 14, 2013 6:03 PM
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"Charlie Countryman" opens up with an arresting image, the titular character (played by Shia LaBeouf) dangling upside down in woozy slow-motion, his face brutally beaten and bloody. As the narrator (John Hurt) explains, Charlie Countryman is languishing in the wind about to be shot by a red-headed girl, and that the young man had to die. And he did it all for love.

Sundance Review: 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman' Plays Like An Overwrought & Dated Music Video

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 22, 2013 8:00 AM
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"The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" opens up with an arresting image, the titular character (played by Shia LaBeouf) dangling upside down in woozy slow-motion, his face brutally beaten and bloody. As the narrator (John Hurt) explains, Charlie Countryman is languishing in the wind about to be shot by a red-headed girl, and that the young man had to die. And he did it all for love.

Oscar-Winner Melissa Leo & Til Schweiger Join Shia LaBeouf In 'The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 24, 2012 12:19 PM
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In the time since he was first attached to “The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman,” Shia LaBeouf has knocked out a couple of "Transformers" movies, and even started his own graphic novel-penning career, while Zac Efron briefly took over the part. With LaBeouf back on board, however, he can finally put down his coloring-in kit: with news that two more established actors have joined the crime thriller, all seems ready to go.

Jon Bon Jovi, Seth Meyers & Til Schweiger Join 'New Year's Eve'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2011 11:39 AM
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While all the talk lately has been on the hot new indie sensations out of Sundance, here's a bracing reminder that the Hollywood blockbuster machine is still working hard to churn out garbage.

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