Harry + Max (Harry and Max)
Harry + Max (Harry and Max) (2005)

Following up his critically acclaimed third film, 2001's The Sleepy Time Gal, filmmaker Christopher Munch helmed this dramedy about a pair of brothers who embark on a camping trip together. Harry (Bryce Johnson) is the eldest of the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 20, 2005
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Consensus: Despite impressive performances from its leads, Harry and Max is prurient, disturbing, and underdeveloped.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

Though Williams and Johnson fit comfortably into the European naturalism that's become Münch's stock in trade, they can't quite wriggle out of his high-concept premise and become plausibly real.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

The movie is a congeries of half-formed ideas about pansexuality and other social taboos, but Munch fails to accomplish what he seemingly sets out to do.

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Brad Slager
Film Threat

As disturbing and unsettling as the subject matter is what is truly sad is that the performances of the two leads were impressive and they ended up being wasted by the trash content of the script.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Seems like the work of a novice, with self-conscious expository passages and emotionally false conversations.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Provocative without being especially thoughtful or credible.

Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

...incest...pedophilia...the film seems to be nothing more than an attempt to affirm a sense of I'm-OK-you're-OK normality for any viewers with such issues in their own lives.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

To consider Harry and Max as being about incestuous feelings would be shortchanging it, because the film is really about the evolving nature of love and the need to define it.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Too superficial to shock or surprise.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

You watch this prurient would-be porn, treated with kid-glove 'sensitivity,' in a state of disbelief.

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