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The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman review

Shia LaBeouf jogs on

Commercials director Fredrik Bond makes his feature debut with this scattergun love story that sends Shia LaBeouf’s title character to Romania, where he swoons over Evan Rachel Wood’s troubled waif, crossing her gangster hubbie (Mads Mikkelsen) in the process.

Bond’s background weighs heavily in this over-stylised, over-scored affair – with so many scenes of LaBeouf sprinting around Bucharest you’d think it was a Nike ad. Rupert Grint and James Buckley offer light relief as pill-popping students, but mostly, this is empty, ugly and pretentious.

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