Charlie Countryman (aka The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman)

Rupert Grint Rave Reviews: Charlie Countryman

Rupert Grint’s Rave Reviews for Charlie Countryman

“The best part about Charlie Countryman is the cast, and it’s great to see that Fredrik Bond can get strong performances out of his actors in addition to a sleek visual style.”

“Rupert Grint shows up in a small comedic role, and let’s just say his female Harry Potter fans will probably find his brief screentime amusing.”

NDCC8_2838329“The biggest plus in the movie is the intense passion all actors show in the roles involved. They portray characters like you would encounter in Eastern European hardcore romance literature; living life deep and intense, with no time to look back, and where dying seems to be a naturally good alternative if you don’t get what you’re aiming for…the love of your life.”

“In fact, all parties involved. A refreshing mixture of languages, a hilarious turn by Ron-from-Harry-Potter as anti-Ron-from-Harry-Potter.”

“Harry Potter alumnus Rupert Grint plays a small but perfectly formed part in Fredrik Bond’s excellent and at times uproarious The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman…”

“[t]hat Grint plays a wannabe porn star named Boris Pecker is just one of the many delights of a gripping, violent film that owes an unabashed debt to the Tarantino-penned love-in-low-places story True Romance.”

“Charlie’s two hostel-mates are played by Rupert Grint and James Buckley, and they have some decent comic timing. Indeed, the only part of the movie where I wasn’t softly moaning “Uggghhh” and “Hellllp” and “Pleeeease end” were when the two were zinging against a bad guy who was threatening them.”

NDCC8_2816629“The only time he [Shia] really seems to stretch is during an extended sequence where he’s under the influence of Carpathian ecstasy, supplied by a couple of English tourists- one of whom is Rupert Grint, who shakes off his HARRY POTTER image in one scene where he od’s on Viagra while auditioning for porn. What would Dumbledore think?”

“In one of his first major roles since the Harry Potter franchise, Rupert Grint again finds himself in a trio of friends, but this time as a fellow traveler attempting to follow his dream: to be a porn star. A far cry from Ron Weasley’s days at Hogwarts.”

“Throw in funny supporting roles by James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter) as Charlie’s new friends, a crazy electronic soundtrack and Bond’s kinetic visuals and The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman is a totally pointless, vapid…really fun film to watch.”

“The only time he really seems to stretch is during an extended sequence where he’s under the influence of Carpathian ecstasy, supplied by a couple of English tourists- one of whom is Rupert Grint, who shakes off his HARRY POTTER image in one scene where he od’s on Viagra while auditioning for porn.”


“Drugs come into play even more when Charlie meets Luke (James Buckley) and Carl (Rupert Grint) at a Bucharest hostel. Grint, who played Ron in the Harry Potter series, takes the unexpected role of a bloke in Bucharest who does ecstasy and aspires to become a porn star.”

“If you want to see some cool visual effects, Rupert Grint get stoned and Shia LaBeouf get punched in the face repeatedly, this is the film for you.”

“and one presumes Grint was looking for a role that let him be very different than the way audiences have perceived him for a decade, and he found one.”

Show Buzz Daily

“The film is simply funny in many moments and despite the aforementioned narrative shortcomings it is mainly witty and entertaining. One of the reasons is an amazingly against-the-grain cast Rupert Grint, who causes most laughs within the film in a supporting role as drug-addicted guy, who intends to become successful as a pornstar by the name of Boris Pecker.”

“However, the acting was brilliant. Rupert Grint and James Buckley were wonderful in their new roles as drug-fueled teenagers, and Til Schweiger, despite being only a small part, was wonderfully scary.”

NDCC7_288129“Only Rupert Grint is convincing in his role as Charlie’s good friend and leaves behind a likeable impression.”

“Throw in Inbetweeners ramble-rouser James Buckley and Harry Potter‘s Rupert Grint as Charlie’s hostel mates (Grint gets to play an aspiring porn star), and you’ve got an extremely stellar supporting cast that aids in Bond’s hallucinogenic atmosphere.”

“On the other hand, there are the amusing Brit stoners (James Buckley, Rupert Grint) Charlie meets at the youth hostel. They’re all about popping pills and voting on what “shared hallucinations” they all should have in this Eastern bloc Sin City.”

Chicago Tribune

“The rest of the supporting cast is also fun with Rupert Grint turning in a small performance that is entirely built around smashing down his Harry Potter image. As a fellow hostel resident named Carl, Grint plays a British tourist hellbent on breaking into the German porn industry (his nickname will be “Berlin Pecker”) but otherwise is content at doing ecstasy with Charlie and attending strip clubs when he takes too much Viagra. Strangely, this still feels like a very practical alternative for Ron Weasley if he had never developed magical wizarding powers.”

Den of Geeks

“This will likely be the first time viewers have seen Rupert Grint since the end of “Harry Potter” and it’s a drastic change for the English actor. Grint plays Carl, one of Charlie’s roommates at the youth hostel he stays at while in Bucurest. Carl has a reputation of being a party animal by Charlie’s other roommate Luke (James Buckley) and it’s safe to say he lives up to that reputation after assisting in slipping Charlie something in his drink and later falling victim to taking too much of a certain male enhancement drug.”

“A predictable romance unfolds between Charlie and Gabi, but thankfully hilarious interludes from two British mates Karl, played by Rupert Grint, and Luc, portrayed by James Buckley of Inbetweeners fame, help the audience along. Story aside, Charlie Countryman features respectable, satisfying, and entertaining performances, particularly character acting. Grint and Buckley are certainly included within this category. Karl’s career goal is to become a Romanian porn star. He takes one too many of the blue pills for his “interview,” so as a supplement to a hospital visit, Luc prescribes clunge, from the local strip club. Note: Wellies are not suggested.”

Just Press Play

“In minor supporting roles, The Inbetweeners‘ James Buckley and Harry Potter‘s Rupert Grint both earn belly laughs as Charlie’s quirky hostel mates. […] Grint leaves his Ron Weasley persona far behind as aspiring porn star Boris Pecker, getting some terrific lines during a tense strip-club interrogation at the hands of Darko. Their presence adds some much needed humor to the dark, dreamy main narrative, and I wish that the script had featured more of them.”
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“I only watched this film to see Ron Weasley trip balls which was hilarious. I could watch a movie with just Rupert Grint and James Buckley, as they had fantastic chemistry.”

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