Max
Max (2015)

A military dog from Afghanistan is adopted by his late handler's grieving family in the U.S., where his close bond with the soldier's brother leads to a life-altering revelation in this family-friendly adventure from MGM and… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 26, 2015
DVD Release Date: October 27, 2015
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34%
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70%



Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Max has good intentions and tries to hearken back to classic family-friendly features, but its disjointed, manipulative plot overwhelms the efforts of its talented human and canine stars.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Not as flag-wavingly cheesy as it might have been - but that doesn't make it a good film.

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Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press

It's like they invited the Coen brothers - or maybe Quentin Tarantino - to script a few scenes of a "Dora the Explorer" episode.

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Max Weiss
Baltimore Magazine

How a sweet story about a boy and his dog turns into a lame thriller about backwoods weapons dealing is anyone's guess.

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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com

Max is an absurdly violent PG-rated movie in which kids and dogs are repeatedly in peril.

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Danny King
Village Voice

Yakin executes the touching material with the expected serviceability.

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David Blaustein
ABC News Radio

I'm sure a few people will be easily manipulated and distracted by the cute dog. It happens. Otherwise, Max is a waste of your time.

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Manori Ravindran
Globe and Mail

Yakin doesn't condescend to his audience, and infuses his plot with a surprisingly ambitious and revealing commentary about the experience of war.

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Susan Wloszczyna
RogerEbert.com

Lassie and her child companions often got into some dicey scrapes, but as much as I can recall, they usually didn't result in much of a body count.

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Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)

Despite some great performances from both the young Wiggins, Thomas Hayden Church and the impressive and loveable Max, if you're looking for anything other than a minor distraction you're barking up the wrong tree.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Dann Michalski
Entertaining and fun, Max is an inspirational family film. The story follows a military dog who's slated to be put down after going feral in the wake of… More
Jarrin Rozenblad
I like the homage to the veterans and serving dogs this movie boasts, but it is predictable at times. Great young cast they make you laugh. The interaction… More
Ian Walker
This plays out like a made for TV movie but it is still endearing and has a human tale to tell with a lot of heart. Max is undoubtedly the star of the movie… More