Just How Bad is 'Charlie Countryman'? Also, Shia LaBeouf Took The Wrong Drug!
LeBeouf's reputation just took ANOTHER nosedive. It's difficult.
Shia LaBeouf is an egg. That basically means he’s a bit silly, which we’re pretty sure we can say without being sued. But just in case: Shia LaBeouf is NOT silly. He is however, an idiot. He’s in a really bad film called Charlie Countryman, and to prepare for said bad film, he took the wrong drug.
Shia LaBeouf looking sullen in Charlie Countryman - don't read the reviews mate
Charlie Countryman has amassed 30% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is pretty bad. But it’s not the worst film ol’ LaBeouf has ever done. The Holes actor has some pretty shoddy scores on the review aggregator site. Countryman is below his average of 50% (of the 22 films with ratings, that is).
“This catastrophe of a movie zigzags drunkenly between action-adventure and surreal comedy with some magical realism slopped over it like ketchup,” wrote Stephen Holden in the New York Times, who was so bored – even with writing the review – he resorted to food metaphors. And we don’t blame him.
Robert Abele wasn’t nice about it either. “Pulpy dross of surpassing dumbness, "Charlie Countryman" takes the blender approach to mixing dark adventure, doofus comedy and pie-eyed romance, but forgets to put the lid on when pulsed,” he wrote in the Los Angeles Times.
Next page: Why Shia Labeouf took the wrong drug for Charlie Countryman.