The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman: Interviews, Articles and Reviews!

othermoviesJanuary 23st, 2013, 3:19PM –Rupert Grint‘s latest film The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman has just celebrated its World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival, with co-stars Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood and James Buckley being present on the red carpet!

In this interview, Shia mentions Rupert and the “best possible cast we could have, and the best picks”:

Several articles about the film have been published as well, giving more information about Rupert’s role.
USA Today has published this great article with the following quote from director Fredrik Bond:

“He’s so synonymous with the Harry Potter series, I think that’s why he was so keen to do this,” says Countryman director Fredrik Bond. “He’s dying to be doing different stuff outside of the series and be acknowledged for it. He’s an incredible actor. And it’s so different from what he’s done before. He had an amazing time.”

(Make sure to read page 2 as well…)

Several more articles can be found through our Press Page. Please beware of adult themes as Rupert is playing an adult character in this film!

We have also started to assemble reviews about The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman on our Reviews page, which you can find here.

If you come across a review or article that hasn’t been listed, let us know via staff@rupert-grint.us

31 Comments to "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman: Interviews, Articles and Reviews!"

Malene
January 23rd, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Stupid page 2… hiding behind page 1.

Awesome article though, and I’m getting more and more curious to see Rupert in this film!

Karo
January 23rd, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Sorry, Malene, I could not resist! :P

I agree though, I’m very excited.

Laura
January 23rd, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Working in a new project?? Wow , what could it be? I can’t wait..

Sarah
January 23rd, 2013 at 9:30 PM

wow too many bad reviews!

Tania
January 24th, 2013 at 12:59 AM

I think the critics here are being a bit too precious. It seems as though thet are somehow offended by the violence and blood, and a simply storyline. I mean, I’ve seen films that the critics hated but I loved them! And there are films that the critics loved but I thought were absolute shit!

So I really don’t really care about what the critics has to say- most are completely out of touch with what the audience likes anyways and take themselves too seriously.

All these ‘bad reviews’ makes me want to watch the movie more. Remember, critics hated Fight Club and Kill Bill- look who’s laughing now!

Mary
January 24th, 2013 at 2:53 AM

I agree with Tania 100%. I too cannot wait to see this film and hear about his new projects. Excited for him. Love ya Rupert! ♥

HugeRupeFan
January 24th, 2013 at 5:15 AM

Well Said Tania, Well Said…
Cant Wait Too See This Film!

Anonymous
January 24th, 2013 at 12:40 PM

The USA Today article said Rupert was working on a project. Do you have any idea what that could be?

Calum
January 24th, 2013 at 1:07 PM

I like Rupert too, but I find the critic bashing to be just as baseless as the bad reviews, especially when only handfuls of critics go to festivals each year.

Calum
January 24th, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Also, I have a problem with critics being the enemy when they’re “out of touch” based on poor reviews they gave to a film which is almost 15 years old. What about the good reviews they’ve given plenty of movies over the years, which I’m sure plenty of which you liked.

Kill Bill 1 and 2 have 69% and 83% on Metacritic, respectively. Fight Club has 66%. So what you really mean by “critics” is “some critics” which validate your argument. Hardly poorly reviewed.

Gothicastle
January 24th, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Woah I thought that fight club had more. oO

Calum
January 24th, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Well, no. It wasn’t loved in its day, but the idea that Fight Club was hated by the critics is a myth.

Although, I have some legitimate problems with Fight Club, including its infintile look on class, corporate America and violence, it;s good enough to warrant a 66% fresh rating.

Sarah
January 24th, 2013 at 2:41 PM

I hope we’ll see some solid performances in his other dramatic roles, maybe he’ll get a career boost, and then be taken a little more seriously as an actor. just like Emma, the girl is doing just fine. even Dan
if he doesn’t work on choosing his roles wisely, then I’m afraid we’ll see the end of him pretty soon. I’m just sayin

Maria
January 24th, 2013 at 2:55 PM

@Calum Critics are always based of own Opinion, like we have our Opinion. That’s why EVERY Movie has bad and good Critics, there is no Movie with just good Critic and there will be never one. So I can understand what you mean

Some Critic said Shia is the Problem of the Movie, that he played himself. But I think as long there are good Critics as well, it’s again just own Opinion. That’s why I don’t take Critics to honest and no Critic should let you stay away from a Movie you want to watch otherwise you never really wanted to watch the Movie. I want to watch this Movie since almost a Year, I’m still excited to watch it and I will watch this Movie.

Maria
January 24th, 2013 at 3:08 PM

@Sarah Rupert is doing fine. Don’t compare him and make you own Picture of him and you will see it :)

Anonymous
January 24th, 2013 at 3:44 PM

I agree with Sarah. I love Rupert – he is my favorite HP actor – and I really want to see him succeed but I am concerned. Either it is the roles he chooses or the ones he is offered but he has yet to have a movie that has done well either critically or financially. Yes Cherry Bomb got him some good reviews but that film never got distributed in the US and it was a while ago. Most of his films have never even seen a wide release. I know all the arguments for the kinds of small film roles he has been in but the truth is that the movie business is just that – a business. Please dont attack me for stating my opinion and I really do hope that Rupert will succeed..

Anonymous
January 24th, 2013 at 3:51 PM

^i’ve occasionally have had the same concerns. idk. I try to stay positive even though sometimes i get discouraged. espeically when the other two have had at least one successful post potter project and seem to be grabbing/getting more roles. it doesn’t seem fair sometimes.

Maria
January 24th, 2013 at 4:47 PM

@Ano I suppose these last two ones are from the same Person. Anyway I know what Daniel is up to, but I don’t follow any Emma News. Noone will attack you, but I disagree, completely. I was never concerned and I’m still not concerned and I don’t see any Reason for it. Rupert will go his Way, his own Way and I don’t want him to copy anyone. He is not acting to win a Competition, he is doing it because he loves it and I don’t care how wide the Release is, if he gets Nominations, etc. Of course I would be happy for him. But what I want for him is keep up with acting and going a Way he won’t regret. If he will just focus on the big and obviously Things on his Way, he will never see the important Things. I’m proud of Rupert that he is going his Way, that he is joining Castings. I don’t want him to be a Actor who gets everything placed in the Hands and don’t know how to fight for something

The Reason why many People get concerned about Rupert is that they see he is not doing something they want him to do. There is no other Reason and that’s why I’m not concerned. I don’t want him to do this and this because whoever is doing it. I want him to be Rupert, going HIS Way, not looking what other People are doing, so he can move forward and he is exactly doing that. Stop reading Reviews and start to see Rupert and not just all the People around him.

Tania
January 24th, 2013 at 4:50 PM

@Calum: I’m not just saying that critics are out of touch because NDCC was badly reviewed. A major newspaper here has a section with critics review and audience review and there is a constant difference of opinions between the two. I’m not critic bashing but they do need to be taken down a peg or two- anybody can be a critic nowadays, so I often question they legitimacy. Also, I don’t read critic reviews because I don’t like being told what I should see.

@anonymous: I don’t think it is wise to compare careers because who knows what will happen in the future and all three will inevitably take a different route. Everyone goes through peaks and valleys in their career. I understand that this is a movie business but that doesn’t mean that all movies have to be big blockbusters or even widely distributed- that’s the nature of indie movies. A good example would be Benedict Cumberbatch, how many has seen his movies apart from Tinker, Sailor, Soldier, Spy or Sherlock? Yet, he has become one of the more sort out actors at the moment.

Anonymous
January 24th, 2013 at 5:31 PM

I am not comparing careers and I also dont care if he does big Hollywood movies. And you are right in that in a couple of years he could get a role like Sherlock and be the next big thing. Acting is fickle that way. That said, there is not much news of him lately and , he does not get the publicity or the attention he deserves. Directors and studios have to want to hire you and in order to do that you hae to show them that you can bring in audiences. Like I said I wish him the best and I hope there will be great news for him this year.

Anonymous
January 24th, 2013 at 5:36 PM

no that was two different “anonymous” lol. The one above me is a different person

Calum
January 24th, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Oh, I don’t think critics should be taken as a word of god, just that their opinion can be used as a good guide if you can only afford to see one movie a month, and on that particular trip to the cinema you have no strong opinion about any film one way or the other.

In the end, it is opinion, and their opinion is worth as much as anyone else’s. And, like Maria said, there are good critics and bad critics. Unfortunately, assholes like Almond White and Rex Reed (the worst, most snobbish critics imaginable) have been seen collectively as representing “the critics”, when in fact they’re the minority. I mean, just read Empire, Total Film and Sight and Sound (who gave a very intelligent and unbiased review to Cherrybomb) and you’ll notice that the majority of critics are hard working, unbiased and generally fanatics of film.

Sorry to ramble, but the Rex Reeds and Almond Whites have become so loud and so prominent that some folks on the internet seem to consider critics like them to be representatives of “the critics”. I now know you weren’t doing that, but due to that being such a prominent opinion on the internet, I am ready to jump to the defense blindly.

Maria
January 24th, 2013 at 9:40 PM

@Calum Yes, every Movie gets bad and good Critic. Will happen to Emma, Dan, Johnny Depp and all Actors out there, because these Critics come from People like you and me, they are Opinions. Emma, Dan, Johnny, Keira and whoever will all get bad Critic as well, because not everyone can love your Work like not everyone can like you. It’s kind of normal.

That’s why I said don’t read Reviews and make a own Picture of Rupert and the Movie. Because at the End your Critic will have the same Worth as Totalfilm, Guardian and all these Websites. They just watched the Movie and said what they think, like we all do. . But I’m happy for Rupert when he get’s praised, of course. And he can be happy, since the Praise don’t just come from Critics, but also from the Cast. It’s just that I never read Reviews and let me get a Picture of a Movie from them

Tania
January 24th, 2013 at 11:09 PM

@Calum: I agree, there are some really horrible critics out there who seems to think that their word is law despite the fact that they obviously have no idea about any aspect of filmmaking and often bash the director or cast member. I have read Almond White’s reviews before and they are awful- that’s part of the reason why I don’t read reviews.

@Anon: Publicity is a difficult thing to balance, you don’t want to be overexposed to the point where everyone is sick and tired about here about you nor do you want to be totally forgotten. I think Rupert falls in the middle, we mainly hear about him when he is either filming or when a film of his is released. Like now, he is getting a lot of buzz about the role in NDCC and most are positive. There are alot of actors who are in the same boat, yet these actors are some of the more prolific ones around. Also, I don’t think that Rupert is very comfortable with publicity in general.

I really hope that Rupert does get a role similar to Sherlock sometime down the track that would really show off how good of an actor he is. I’m sure we will be hearing from Rupert this year, he has three movies coming out and is attached to a few others. Who knows maybe he will land a really big role this year. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Lia
January 25th, 2013 at 6:41 AM

Why people always talk about Dan and Emma when Rupert get bad reviews? Stop that. I love the trio and their are unique. Stop try bash Dan or Emma to make Rup looks better. Just stop. Just because Dan give really RAVE reviews about KYD and Emma was good in Perks looks like Rupert Army gets mad about that. I love Rupert and i don’t give a shi* for what critcs says because it’s a really small role in NDCC (cameo?) and you cant say it’s really act. He is an actor. And as an actor he can give the publi Good and Bad act. Not every on are good in all the movies. If he was bad in NDCC, no problem. Hes human! Sorry my bad english.

Sarah
January 25th, 2013 at 10:04 AM

nobody’s bashing Emma or Dan! it’s quite the opposite actually… they’re doing well :)

Anonymous
January 25th, 2013 at 12:16 PM

@everyone above who said that Rupert gets bad reviews : no , he dosen’t , the film itself dose,Shea dose,Rupert’s hardly mentioned by the critics, and that’s even worse than getting bad reviews imo. good reviews or bad reviews, at least you are talked about , you are not forgotten. no offence to Rupert, we all know the way he always is ,but if he really want to keep being in this business, he’d better make some change , and soon.

Gothicastle
January 25th, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I think this role is very small I’m not really expecting speaking about him all the time. It’s like Emma in My Week.

Linda
January 25th, 2013 at 7:07 PM

My goodness you guys! From what I have seen, Rupert is mentioned in a few reviews as being funny, and what a departure from Ron and Hogwarts this small role is. Only one review that I’ve seen says it isn’t much different than Ron…and really…can you rely on every review you read? Most have said the movie isn’t that good, but entertaining enough. Rupert’s career isn’t over, he has other projects he will work on, he isn’t in a competition with Dan or Emma, not all reviewers are evil, Dan and Emma are still very talented, and so is Rupert…etc… Now, can we talk about how hot it will be to see Rupert as a “wanna be” porn star? ;)

Tania
January 25th, 2013 at 7:11 PM

@Lia: I’m not sure what you are talking about. Nobody has even mentioned Dan or Emma, and no one is bashing them. Read the comments again before you make such claims. Also no one has said that Rupert gas gotten bad reviews either. Again read this chain of comments again.

@Anon: Rupert is not forgotten in this film, if you have google alert, there has been many articles about Rupert’s porn star wannabe role. When it’s such a small role yet he still gets mentioned means that it’s a memorable one. Plus how go we know what is happening behind the scenes? Perhaps there a few projects lined up.

Linda
January 25th, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Exactly Tania!! I don’t see what everyone is all in an “uproar” about! I can’t wait to see this film…no matter what the reviews are. That’s why I come to this page. I’m a Rupert fan and can’t wait to see what else the gorgeous guy has lined up!

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