If he/she has such a strong aversion to LeBeouf, why watch it at all? By his/her logic it was a waste of time to begin with. Idiot. I watched the making of the movie prior to seeing it. Given the limited budget, minimal time constraints, not one but two first time directors and a first time writer, and the level of miscommunication and uncertainty throughout, I think Shia performed impeccably. Unlike Some, however, you may need to be somewhat objective to see that.