Apparently, Shia LaBeouf likes to use his face to beat people up with, and he starts with their fists and works his way up from there. If he was even remotely tough or capable in a street fight, I would think that he would be on his feet getting his ass kicked, rather than rolling in the gutter looking up at blubber and fists.
I think he's a talented young man. He has the goods, to put it in a way that people can understand. He is practically the only reason why I bothered to start a blog called Celebrity Disaster, and he is certainly finding his way through youth, douchebaggedness, and the seedy underbelly of large North American cities. When all is said and done, all that matters is what Us Magazine says about your last stint in rehab, not what happens at the box office.
This is a bonafide movie star, one of the few remaining in existence. He and Will Smith are two guys who can call themselves movie stars right now, basically because Ryan Reynolds, Adam Sandler, and Seth Rogen aren't. And this valuable, talented young man has no one helping him and no one keeping him from getting his ass kicked in public by common shirtless nobodies.