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Max Reviews

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 28, 2003
I'd have thought it was impossible to overdo the role of Hitler, but Noah Taylor does just that in Max.
Eric D. Snider
February 8, 2003
It doesn't offer audiences any way of gripping what its point is, or even its attitude toward its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
February 7, 2003
Mad Max just sails off into nonsense.
Mark R. Leeper
December 23, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Joshua Tyler
January 20, 2003
It takes talent to make a lifeless movie about the most heinous man who ever lived.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
December 27, 2002
Perceptive in its vision of nascent industrialized world politics as a new art form, but far too clunky, didactic and saddled with scenes that seem simply an ill fit for this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
December 31, 2002
Are monsters born, or made?
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 6, 2003
"Max" is an interesting idea but one that is woodenly executed.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Blackwelder
January 25, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
December 25, 2002
Although Max is a kitschy and often risible historical fantasy ... this Hungarian-Canadian-British co-production, directed by Meyjes from his own script, is not devoid of ideas.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
January 9, 2003
It's a big idea, but the film itself is small and shriveled.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 6, 2003
With lines that feel like long soliloquies -- even as they are being framed in conversation -- Max is static, stilted.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 21, 2003
The film is torn between playing [Taylor's] character for real and as a dangerous joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
January 6, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Keith Uhlich
November 22, 2002
These people have no idea how to make a movie!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tony Medley
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
November 13, 2002
So this is what a rhetorical question looks like on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dustin Putman
December 1, 2002
Max has 'first-time director' written all over it, and the arresting, contemplative subject matter demands a more experienced filmmaker to do it justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 29, 2002
A subject like Hitler deserves stronger psychological exploration than such a fairy-tale-level story is able to handle.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 24, 2002
Works better in the conception than it does in the execution...winds up seeming just a little too clever.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Todd McCarthy
December 10, 2008
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 5, 2002
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004

Film Journal International
January 25, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 28, 2003

Baltimore Sun
March 14, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003

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