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Taking a jog with Shia LaBeouf

Ads director Fredrick 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.

Bond’s background weighs heavily: over-stylised and over-scored, it features 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 hostel-dwellers (Grint, on Viagra, looks either pleased to see us or has a wand in his pocket).

But mostly, this is empty, ugly and pretentious.

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    • matthewbrady

      Feb 11th 2014, 23:07


      A young man falls for the wrong girl - one who is firmly attached to a local crime boss. Shia LaBeouf will never be a good actor because in every movie he plays the same role in every movie.

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