The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud

The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud

Based on an acclaimed novel, Charlie St. Cloud is a romantic drama starring Zac Efron as a young man who survives an accident that lets him see the world in a unique way. In this emotionally charged story, he begins a romantic journey in which he embraces the dark realities of the past while discovering the transformative power of love.--©Official Site 2.1 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud

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Certificate 12A
Genre Romance
Director Burr Steers
Cast Kim Basinger, Amanda Crew, Dave Franco Zac Efron
Studio Universal Pictures UK
Release Date October 2010
Running Time 99 mins
 

Based on an acclaimed novel, Charlie St. Cloud is a romantic drama starring Zac Efron as a young man who survives an accident that lets him see the world in a unique way. In this emotionally charged story, he begins a romantic journey in which he embraces the dark realities of the past while discovering the transformative power of love.--©Official Site

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Reviews

Empire Magazine

Andrew Male

An adaptation that smooths out the sharp edges of Ben Sherwood's source novel, it's a decent enough vehicle to flaunt Efron's acting chops.

08/10/2010

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The Daily Mail

Chris Tookey

Cynics will find the film mawkish; but the story-telling is clear and involving. It's an old-fashioned, well-crafted Hollywood tear-jerker, and another step towards grown-up respectability for teenage heart-throb Zac 'High School Musical' Efron...

08/10/2010

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The Independent on Sunday

Nicholas Barber

It's unapologetically mushy – and better than you might think.

10/10/2010

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The Sunday Times

Peter Whittle

However, what makes it more interesting than it should be is the presence in the title role of Zac Efron... His performance is nuanced beyond the call of duty for such a movie, he is highly likeable on screen, and he is almost ridiculously beautiful.

10/10/2010

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The Observer

Philip French

This morbid affair will appeal to the same audience that is attracted to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series.

10/10/2010

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The Daily Telegraph

Tim Robey

There’s not much on this movie’s mind but photogenic healing, and making all the girls go ga-ga at the sight of Efron mewling with grief.

07/10/2010

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Time Out

Anna Smith

As the drama increases, so do the clumsy flashbacks and corny lines: this relies on cheap tricks to force tears, even if those tricks work.

07/10/2010

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The Times

Kate Muir

Will there be tasteful spooky nookie? Will Efron flex his pecs again? Inevitably. Lovely sailing scenes, though.

08/10/2010

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Total Film

Neil Smith

Same listless limbo as The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Lovely Bones.

01/10/2010

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The New York Times

A. O. Scott

You are not, in a movie like this, supposed to think too much; you are supposed to be transported beyond skepticism on a wave of pure, tacky feeling. Instead, in this case, you drown in sentimental, ghoulish nonsense.

29/07/2010

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

Like a high-jumper cracking the bar in two with his forehead, former teen star Zac Efron fails to make it into the Mature Performer league in this unendurable romantic drama, filmed in the buttery late-summer glow I associate with movies such as Message in a Bottle and The Notebook.

07/10/2010

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

While the subject matter tends towards morbidity, the film-makers strive to divert us with many dappling sunsets, the blue of Ephron's eyes and a sappy melodrama that even 13-year-old girls might scoff at.

08/10/2010

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