Charlie Countryman

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Charlie Countryman

Fredrik Bond (2013)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The culture clash between the average middle American and the rest of the world is used to entertaining effect in this kinetic crime thriller. Shia LaBeouf stars as Charlie, a Chicago native grieving for his recently dead mother (Melissa Leo in a brief cameo). Inspired by her ghost, Charlie takes off for Bucharest, Romania, befriending an old man on the way who is returning to see his daughter Gabi (Evan Rachel Wood). The man dies mid-flight, and Charlie's subsequent encounter with the beautiful but mysterious Gabi changes everything, as he falls in love and pursues her into the murky depths of the city's underworld. Part romance and part thriller, with some daft, self-aware flourishes that don't quite work, Charlie Countryman works best in its action scenes, which feature impressive stunts from LaBeouf and some truly heart-pounding techno music by Moby. Stealing the show, though, is Mads Mikkelsen as Charlie's hardened gangland nemesis, surely the first scary screen crime boss to be named Nigel.


A troubled American travels to Romania in the aftermath of his mother's death. He becomes obsessed with a cellist he meets who is concealing a violent past. His efforts to romance her could cost him his life following a run-in with her brutally violent husband. Drama, starring Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood and Mads Mikkelsen.

Cast & Crew

Charlie Countryman Shia LaBeouf
Gabi Ibanescu Evan Rachel Wood
Nigel Mads Mikkelsen
Darko Til Schweiger
Karl Rupert Grint
Luke James Buckley
Ashley Aubrey Plaza
Victor Ibanescu Ion Caramitru
Bill Vincent D'Onofrio
Kate Melissa Leo
Director Fredrik Bond
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Other Information

Language: English / RomanianColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 31 Oct 2014