THE CHANNEL – A Review by John Strange

THE CHANNEL – A Review by John Strange

New Orleans.  The town has many stories.  I don’t know why it is that so many of those seem to involve crime.  The Channel by director William Kaufman is one of them.

The Channel refers to a section of New Orleans called The Irish Channel.  The group of bank robbers, led by brothers Mic (Max Martini) and Jamie (Clayne Crawford), come from that neighborhood’s streets.  They plan to steal a lot of money.  Unfortunately, their well-planned heist goes to pot and the FBI shows up before they can get away. 

This heist film has a lot of action.  And a lot of excellent human interaction. 

The Irish brothers are close.  This is both their strength and their weakness.  The FBI task force pursuing them is working with New Orleans SWAT to stop the gang once and for all.  They, too, are very good at what they do.

This story is well thought-out and well-written.  The acting talents on each side of the law show great chemistry, even those who are Mamma’s boys.  This is a dark film but one that has many small moments of love. 

If you like heist films, this is a good one for you.  I had a great time watching it!


Director: William Kaufman

Cast: Clayne Crawford, Max Martini, Nicoye Banks, Juliene Joyner, Paul Rae, Michael Thomas, Todd Jenkins, Fabiola Andújar, Lucky Johnson, Gary Cairns, Ava Justin, Linds Edwards, Scott Phillips, Kevin Pozzo, Jeremy Sande, Siya, Jaren Mitchell, E.K. Spila, Tyler Galpin, David Opegbemi, Kanesha Washington, Mike Lobo Daniel, Francine Segal, LaKesha Glover, Xander Gòmez, Levon Rector, Spencer Crim, Jay Moses, David Ibrahim

MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Selig Rating: 5 Stars

Runtime: 95 Min.

Theatrical and On Demand Release Date: 07/14/2023

Language: English



The Selig Rating Scale:

5 Stars – Excellent movie/show, well worth the time and price.

4 Stars – Good movie/show

3 Stars – OK movie/show

2 Stars – Well, there was nothing else…

1 Star – Total waste of time.

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