Max Reviews

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June 25, 2015
Though the lead performance would do Lassie and Rin Tin Tin proud, the increasingly ludicrous, clich-packed plot generates not an ounce of suspense.
June 25, 2015
Preposterous yet predictable... this dutifully educational children's story looks and feels like a Disney Channel movie.
June 25, 2015
The movie is downright laughable when it isn't merely unpleasant.
June 25, 2015
Dullness, as well as hoary preachiness, neuters the family-and-their-war-dog drama "Max."
June 25, 2015
"Max" gets its job done, which is to celebrate the sacrifices of military dogs, while warming the cockles of your heart. Sugary though it may be, the movie is a spirited return to the values of 1950s Hollywood.
June 25, 2015
This is a melodrama that aims to uphold traditional values, and it's effective in playing to the viewer's emotions.
June 25, 2015
This fine and welcome piece of family entertainment ... gets to a sweet spot by way of a smart premise, patriotic undertones and a coming-of-age story that's downright stirring.
June 25, 2015
It's the Walmart of feel-good family films: accessible, cheaply made, useful in a pinch and full of American flags.
June 25, 2015
"Max" isn't going to be a career high for any of its human participants, but the six canines playing Max ... aren't likely to find a better cinematic showcase any time soon.
June 25, 2015
Even the best-trained dogs sometimes leave a mess.
June 25, 2015
As a bite-size lesson in loyalty and courage, it's a nice alternative to the too-many movies about a dog-eat-dog world.
June 25, 2015
Like some toxic-sludge mutant grown in the racks of a mom-and-pop video store, Max crosses alarmist plotting with canine hijinks and hamfisted family drama that would feel at home in the era of the white clamshell VHS case.
June 24, 2015
The Belgian malinoises who play Max way out-act the humans.
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