Max Schmeling (2010)
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Uwe Boll has the reputation of being the worst director that has ever directed a film. But on the rare occasion, he can actually make something quite entertaining and good. This is the case with this film. Although nothing great, Max Schmeling is a good film considering who directed it. The story is engaging and it is a fine little low budget film that you never would have guessed that it was directed by Boll. For fans of boxing, this is a good enough film to view, and it shouldn't be avoided just because it was directed by Uwe Boll. I found this to be one of the more entertaining and worthwhile of his films, and he is able to make good films when he uses his own ideas to tell a story. Where the film is a bit predictable is that, this is your typical sports film, using a similar formula from the genre, and in a way you know how it's going to get. For what it is, it's an entertaining affair, and there are some good performances here, and like I said, you can clearly forget that the film was directed by Boll, because this is a pleasant treat worth seeing. Granted, viewers may be skeptical about seeing this film due to the fact that Boll lensed the film, but go into this one knowing that it is one of his better movies. With that being said, I always thought Boll was a hit and miss director, he missed more times than he hit, but on the rare occasion, he can make something watchable. Although, nothing ever too original, Max Schmeling worth seeing if you enjoy low budget affair, and maybe at the same time, you'll forget who directed this, and see it as it was supposed to be, a good biopic on a legendary boxer that is entertaining for what it tries to do.
"Max Schmeling" is a decent movie on one of the most admirable German athletes of all time. He had to live through the Nazi regime, but the fact remained that he was never sympathetic to the Nazi cause. This movie showed his life as it was: little dramatization, and sole focus on his life story. The only drawback is the fact that nearly the entire duration of the movie is told in terms of flashback...it could have been better if it was told in "present" time of the plot itself.
An interesting look at the life of Max Schmeling, Germany's boxing champion from the 1930's. The movie is too long but it is entertaining and informative. Max was a good man with a good heart, unfortunately being used as propaganda by the Nazis. I really liked it.
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