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Max Reviews

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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
February 7, 2003
The premise is in extremely bad taste, and the film's supposed insights are so poorly thought-out and substance-free that even a high school senior taking his or her first psychology class could dismiss them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 7, 2003
If it's not a completely successful film, it is at the very least an intriguing effort to humanize the demon.
Read More | Original Score: B-
February 7, 2003
Fascinating story from screenwriter- turned-director Menno Meyjes.
February 7, 2003
At first, he ridicules Adolf's claims to connections between art and politics: "Would you rather teach them a new way to see, or how to pay their taxes?" he asks.
February 7, 2003
One of the most intriguing and odd 'what if' movies ever conceived.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2003
Mad Max just sails off into nonsense.
February 6, 2003
With lines that feel like long soliloquies -- even as they are being framed in conversation -- Max is static, stilted.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 31, 2003
This film belongs to Taylor and no one else.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 31, 2003
Meyjes' provocative film might be called an example of the haphazardness of evil.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 31, 2003
As a ravishingly photographed, high-minded meditation on the potential of art and therapy to exorcise the vilest sort of psychological poison, it is positively riotous -- an Everest of idiocy.
January 31, 2003
Meyjes has penned a smart script that juggles key historical points, each bearing the weight of consequence.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 27, 2003
Meyjes swaddles his story in irony like butcher salting pork.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2003
An admirably intelligent and ambitious piece of work, darkly clever yet grimly purposeful as it considers the ironies of history and the vagaries of happenstance.
| Original Score: 3/4
January 24, 2003
A fine and entertaining film that shouldn't be ignored by those who abhor the name of Hitler.
January 24, 2003
The best thing about Max is its originality.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 24, 2003
An intelligent film with a sophisticated understanding of art and the significance it played in Hitler's psychology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 24, 2003
Peculiar and intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 24, 2003
As chilling and fascinating as Philippe Mora's modern Hitler-study, Snide and Prejudice.
January 24, 2003
It's disturbing because we know what happens next, but it's well done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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