Summary: With Charlie Zone, I think the production team should have adhered to the principle of “less is more.” Too much work went into maintaining the Jan’s secret so that ultimately you lose interest before the secret is even revealed.
Conclusion: 'Charlie Zone' is a middling thriller that features a convoluted plot and inconsistent performances. The script tries to blend action/thriller sensibilities with abuse melodrama, but the results are very forced and the modest production values give the whole affair a very small screen feel.
Conclusion: Charlie Zone is an unbalanced film with an unbalanced audio and video presentation. It’s not a very rewarding experience and Anchor Bay gives you no extra material for your efforts. The film thinks it’s a lot cooler and deeper than it is.
Conclusion: Charlie Zone is a surprising little movie. It's straightforward, often bleak, and it effortlessly pulls its audience into the mayhem. It enjoys solid and no-frills yet, at the same time, textured and nuanced direction from Michael Melski ( Growing Op ).