Max (2015)

Max (2015)

Max (2015)

Family drama from the director of Remember the Titans, revolving around a military dog whose master, a US Marine, is killed in combat. Struggling to deal with his own war trauma, the brave canine is bestowed upon the next of kin - the fallen soldier’s younger brother. Together, they learn how to heal through friendship and loyalty.

2015Rating: PG, Mild themes and violence111 minsUSA
AdventureKids & Family

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Max (2015) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

It’s too bad the film doesn’t provide a better sense of what makes the Belgian Malinois so uniquely suited to the battlefield...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Despite the overplaying, Max gets its job done...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Yakin opts for bullets, explosions and blood vengeance when handcuffs and perp walks would do the job. Not that "Max" has any clear or coherent sense of mission.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Far too gung-ho about playing up the pup’s heroism and self-sacrifice to give it much time to develop.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A genial if somewhat old-fashioned tale that's too clunky to transcend its genre(s) but effective enough within its own limited emotional range.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The screenplay muddles its emotional core with a clunky cross between old-fashioned Hardy Boys mystery and a far-fetched weapons-trafficking subplot.

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