Charlie St. Cloud Synopsis
Charlie (Zac Efron) talks to Sam, his dead brother, every night.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A delicate film - not flimsy, but fragile - that holds together on the strength of Efron's physical presence and performance.
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By Michelle Orange
The vehicle may get a little jacked up along the way, but its passenger arrives in style: The kid's a star.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The byplay between Efron and newcomer Tahan as his brother has a warmth and intimacy that establish the film's tone. The performances carry...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The movie tries to capture the crushing weight of loss, but between the insipid pop tunes and the repetitive shots cutting away to a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The surreal thing is, Zac Efron can't do despair.
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By Mark Jenkins
This ode to "moving on" from grief packs so little genuine emotion that it will touch only the most susceptible of viewers.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though it was directed by Burr Steers, Charlie St. Cloud feels more like a misguided collaboration among Nicholas Sparks, M. Night...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It has no pulse, no apparent breath.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film doesn't just fail, it actually gets sillier by the minute.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Some bad movies should carry a leper's bell to warn off ticket buyers. Such a contagion is Charlie St. Cloud, a load of mawkish swill...
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Pleasantly surprised

By laingram
I saw this movie last night at a screening. Didn't have any expectations whatsoever. I had not read the book, but the story shown in the preview looked interesting. Let me preface this by saying,...


By skylarxolove
I'll try to write this as best as I can without spoiling anything, because, one of the many incredible things about this movie, is the element of suprise. Charlie St. Cloud, as most of you know, is...

A different side of Zac Efron

By pirates_babe06
I will start out by stating that I am a huge fan of Efron so I had a slightly biased opinion about the movie even before I saw it. The movie and story truly exceeded my expectations. I did not read...

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By t_burnsed
I LOVED the movie, Charlie St. Cloud. The fact that Charlie could "see dead people" kept us guessing WHO was alive and who was dead, all the way through! Zac Efron, of course, did an AWESOME acting...

Beautiful movie with a twist

By bellaoreo
Zac Efron does an excellent job in this movie. Totally did not expect, from the previews,what the story was about. I liked that they did not give it all away in the trailers. I do have to say that he...

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By krossman7
For the most part I enjoyed the movie. It was tear jerking and intuitive movie. The acting was very good with unexpected twists. The plot was interesting yet odd. teenage girls will love zac efron in...

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By alyssasmithhh
I thought this movie was excellent. I read the book before hand and thought the movie wouldn't compare, but for once, I couldn't decide which one I liked better. And zac efron is beautiful which was...

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By regine0413
Great Movie....A Must See...

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By TabVicHai
My daughters and I enjoyed the movie. The acting was very realistic. This is a family oriented movie and would be suitable for all age groups....

Don't see unless you are a 16 yearold girl

By Critque_this_ooOoo
This movie reminds me of a cheesy date movie I would have taken a date to back in high school. I feel sorry for the actors in this movie because the script was terrible! The movie took a spin about...

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Rated PG-13 | For language including some sexual references, an intense accident scene and some sensuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Poignant Efron drama too intense for younger fans.
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