Max Reviews

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
It's a very philosophical film, with an interesting and somewhat fearless exploration of Hitler the man.
Full Review | Original Score: A-

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
Any film as provocative and nervy as this one is bound to generate controversy...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Meyjes divides our attentions between the two major players, failing to take us far enough into either character's heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nik Huggins
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 21, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Susan Michals
FilmStew.com
June 5, 2003
Max is also an intimate portrait of modern art; of the birth of the expressionist movement and great artists. . .
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
May 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
a brave film, showing Hitler as a pathetic cog in a larger machine hurtling inevitably towards the Holocaust.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 7, 2003
Taylor, hawk-faced and gaunt, pours everything into his portrayal of Hitler, never once seeking our sympathy for this angry, homeless loner.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
March 4, 2003
A fascinating and engrossing film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
February 28, 2003
Offers a persuasive look at a defeated but defiant nation in flux.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 26, 2003
For all the food for thought offered by the film, its overall success is diminished by the fact that there's too much Max and not enough Hitler.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 24, 2003
Max doesn't 'humanize' Hitler, but makes him frighteningly plausible as a dud artist who took revenge by twisting history into a personal, obscene project.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
February 22, 2003
A fascinating what-if portrayal of a time that was and events that might have been.
Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
February 17, 2003
Max pokes, provokes, takes expressionistic license and hits a nerve...as far as art is concerned, it's mission accomplished.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 10, 2003
..A film that is entirely made up of foreshadowing, about this skinny, pale, portrait artist, before he would be the mad icon we think of him as today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Judy
Screen It!
February 7, 2003
The film manages to be a fascinating and generally well-made look at two disparate men during a period of pending change in post WWI Germany.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
February 7, 2003
If it's not a completely successful film, it is at the very least an intriguing effort to humanize the demon.
| Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
December 10, 2008
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004

Guardian
July 8, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003

Baltimore Sun
March 14, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 28, 2003

Film Journal International
January 25, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 5, 2002
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