THE CHANNEL (2023) Reviews of action crime thriller

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The Channel is a 2023 American action crime thriller film about a desperate criminal, his out-of-control brother, and their motley crew of ex-marines who must escape New Orleans after their bank heist goes wrong. Meanwhile, a determined FBI agent pursues them.

Written and directed by William Kaufman from a storyline by Paul Reichelt. Produced by Cristen Leah Haynes, Andrew Lewis, Isaac Lewis, Julie Mankowski, Christian Sosa and Jon Wroblewski. Executive produced by Stanley Preschutti and Paul Reichelt.

The Appalachian Film-Denton Film co-production stars Clayne Crawford, Max Martini, Nicoye Banks, Juliene Joyner, Lucky Johnson, Jaren Mitchell, E.K. Spila, Linds Edwards, Todd Jenkins, Gary Cairns, Mike Lobo Daniel, Xander Gòmez, Paul Rae, Jay Moses, Tyler Galpin, David Opegbemi and Michael Thomas.


” …The Channel doesn’t waste a moment of screen time with regular action scenes, some disturbing moments of violence (some involving acid…) but most importantly good characters. Even the FBI agent gets a decent arc so everyone feels like a believable human rather than just good/bad guys. Overall, The Channel is one of the year’s best action movies with memorable characters, explosive action scenes and brisk pacing…” 4 out of 5, The Action Elite

The Channel is a must-watch for fans of adrenaline-fueled action films. With its powerhouse performances, expert direction, and a gripping storyline, this movie is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Prepare yourself for a heart-pounding thrill ride through the streets of New Orleans, as Clayne Crawford, Max Martini, and the rest of the cast deliver a captivating and unforgettable cinematic experience.” 5 out of 5, Action Reloaded

“It’s all been done before, with Kaufman unable to add interesting details to a formulaic endeavor, keeping the feature uneventful, despite its showcase of gun violence. Family ties don’t provide a riveting sense of stakes, and the writing’s softer treatment of Jamie doesn’t digest easily, mostly ignoring his actions to support some type of redemption arc for the character.” 2 out of 5,


” …The Channel was obviously inspired by films such as Heat, The Town, and Hell or High Water, but Kaufman is making the best of his budget. It’s not that this is groundbreaking new cinema, but it’s not what you expect either, which is a low-budget action film with high-quality intensity. I was never bored and although some performances are a bit wooden and lacking, it’s not from the man behind the camera.” 3 out of 5, A Movie Guy

“For an indie film shot on a budget The Channel manages to pack in a surprising amount of convincingly staged action. And it’s not the usual CGI gunfire that doesn’t leave any traces either, there’s an astounding amount of shattered glass and bullet holes […] And the stunt crew deserves a lot of credit for making it all look authentic.” 4 out of 5, Voices from the Balcony

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Cast and characters:
Clayne Crawford
Max Martini
Nicoye Banks … Special Agent Frank Ross
Juliene Joyner … Ava
Lucky Johnson … Nussy
Jaren Mitchell … Nicotra
E.K. Spila … Special Agent Mike Hayes
Linds Edwards … Flea
Todd Jenkins … Clarence
Gary Cairns … Edwin Smalls
Mike Lobo Daniel … Vee
Xander Gòmez … Oz
Paul Rae … Bill
Jay Moses … Mr Banks
Tyler Galpin … Jax
David Opegbemi … Brill Waynes
Michael Thomas … Stitches
Levon Rector … Dee
Jeremy Sande … Lt . Bauer
Francine Segal … Meme
Fabiola Andújar … Gina
Kanesha Washington … Viola
Spencer Crim … CSI Tech
LaKesha Glover … Tv lady
David Ibrahim … Insurgent #2
Ava Justin … Sara
Taylor Latham … Kai
Scott Phillips … Tac Officer Lee Castle
Kevin Pozzo … SWAT Officer Givens

Technical specs:
1 hour 35 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1

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