Across The Line: The Exodus Of Charlie Wright

Featured In Issue 153, January 2011

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Maya Entertainmen
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In "Across The Line: The Exodus Of Charlie Wright," billionaire financial whiz Charlie Wright (Quinn) has committed the biggest investment fraud in U.S. history, which forces him into self-imposed exile. While in Tijuana searching for a woman he abandoned twenty years earlier, Charlie and his $2 billion stash are pursued by the FBI's best agent (Van Peebles), Tijuana's most powerful crime boss (Garcia), and the Russian mob's most lethal hired gun (Goss). Who will be first to reach the most wanted man in North America? And who will be alive to tell the story? (Gary Reber)

Special features include a making-of featurette (HD 22:29).

The 2.00:1 1080p MPEG-2 picture exhibits a rough, edgy appearance. The color palette is rich in brownish hues. Fleshtones appear unnaturally pigmented. Contrast is not always balanced, with crushed blacks and poor shadow delineation. Resolution is generally revealing of detail, but fidelity detracts. The visual experience is very uneven and low budget in production values. (Gary Reber)

The credited Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack is mediocre, with at times, forward-sounding, chesty dialogue. Atmospheric sound effects are frontal focused, with subtle surround envelopment, but directionalized. The music score is aggressively present throughout, with an aggressive surround presence. At times the SPL is fully energized in every channel, but the sound can suffer from distortion. Strangely, with such impactful SPL, the .1 LFE channel is inactive throughout for a 5.0-channel experience, yet bass carried in the other channels is effectively strong. (Gary Reber)