For the dog lovers-a warmhearted tale of heroism (by liveyanne)
Going into view the movie, I had low expectations. I thought it was just going to be another boring kiddie movie. Boy, was I wrong!! This movie is action packed and intense. It kept me on the very edge of my seat the whole duration. There is some serious suspense to say the least. Not only that, but it's a real tear jerker. Good luck getting through this movie without becoming teary eyed at least once. I ended up falling in love with the dog Max and admired his loyalty toward his family. It really portrays how dogs are wonderful creatures at heart and brilliant judges of character. <more>
It's funny how one dog can make such a great impact. If you love dogs, warmhearted family stories, and tales of heroism then don't miss out on this one!
Who are these naysayers panning this film? They obviously lack hearts and/or pets. And what is wrong with a predictable movie about a heroic army dog? I found the script actually ambitious in trying to cover a wide gamut of issues. But always at the core of the film is great love for Max and the central characters. It's a family film filled with the angst that everyone experiences in family relationships. It's also filled with great love within the family and the challenges that come with expressing it. The action sequences are breathtaking! I was actually relieved that it was a <more>
Disney movie because in the scariest of moments, I hoped Disney wouldn't break my heart. I don't think children under 7 should see this without parents nearby to hold their hands. Tissues are recommended for all but the hardest hearted movie critics.
Honestly, this movie was perfect. It had a great story. I don't usually cry in movies. It made me tear up a lot and i couldn't stop my self. I really recommend anyone who loves dogs or you know someone who worked in the army or something to watch this. It's a great movie kids. It even had some laughs in their too which was great. Everyone will enjoy this. Im 18 and so is my boyfriend and he teared up too : . I would definitely go see this again for my self .Also when i first watched the trailer i had to see it and counted the day for it to come out thats how excited i was to see <more>
it, it looked really good! And once again i recommend you watch this movie with your family and dog
I saw Max with my 10 year old sons. Absolutely awesome movie to see with your age 10 to 16 child. It is much more than a movie about a heroic dog. It is also a coming of age movie that has some deep dives into responsibility, relationships, and ethics. Oh, and it is a great adventure flick too. The dog will hook your kids and get them past some early dialog. But once the movie gets going, hold onto your seats! Very exciting. Suffice it to say that the audience gave the movie a long round of applause as the credits rolled. And hopefully some of the life lessons will rub off on the kids...
Paws Up For Max (by buckikris)
I decided to see this movie yesterday, instead of Jurassic World; I'm glad I did. Max is a story about loyalty, betrayal, and compassion. The film shows us how dogs have served our armed forces since the Civil War. The film is about a dog who serves in the Military during Operation Enduring Freedom. When his handler is tragically killed the dog is retired from service. Once the family is notified about Max, they decide to take him in to save him from being put down. The dog is so psychologically scarred from PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder . Once the family takes him home Max and <more>
Justin, Kyle's brother , form a tight bond. When Kyle's Marine buddy Tyler comes home from Afghanistan, suspensions begin to rise on him; that will put Justin's family, and Max in danger. This is a great film, and I can't wait for the DVD, it is up there with another favorite a great story, Hachi : A Dog's Tale. Max is truly a great movie full of action, adventure, and suspense. I recommend it to anyone, and for those giving it bad reviews you must be cat lovers. It is a tear jerker, and the funeral scene is a tough scene, it made my eyes water. Dog's have emotions, and once a bond is formed it is hard to break.
Man's Best Friend Brings the Heartfelt Family Adventure Roaring Back to Life (by DareDevilKid)
Reviewed by: Dare Devil Kid DDK Rating: 4.5/5 stars"Max" is a busy film crowded with serious subject material that rarely goes for cheap nods at sentimentality while still being a patriotic movie that has plenty of heartfelt moments. Director and writer Boaz Yakin "Remember the Titans" executes the touching material with prudent serviceability, and along with his co-writer, Sheldon Lettich, doesn't condescend to the audience, and, instead, infuses the plot with a surprisingly ambitious and revealing commentary about the experience and ensuing trauma of war.When Kyle <more>
Wincott is killed in Afghanistan, his war dog, Max, suffers from PTSD. Max is to be put down because he has trouble listening to anyone else, until he meets Justin, Kyle's brother. Justin adopts and saves Max. As their bond begins to get stronger, a life-altering revelation transpires for the family, ensuring that both their lives will never be the same again.Indubitably, the dog – a Malinois Belgian Shepherd MWD steals the film, but there's enough fodder for the talented cast of young actors to work with and leave an impression. Yakin has made a film that has youthful romance, family values, friendship, father-son issues and subsequent bonding, suspense with bad guys, and most importantly, a dog's love, unflinching affection, and absolute commitment toward his master. Young kids, oder kids, anyone who loves dogs, and just about the entire family will get something from "Max".
A Worthy Tribute to Dogs at War (by larkinoz-96386)
This is a fine dog movie and good for the family without foul language and sex. Movies like this are so important because they remind us of how important dogs and other fellow animals are to us and how many of our human lives they have saved. Throughout history we have used animals like dogs, horses - even pigeons - to aid us in wars. Many thousands have been killed or slaughtered. Some have been recognised as the heroes they are but all to often these dear and faithful friends have been regarded as "things" and not sentient beings with feelings and emotions, beings that give us <more>
unconditional love and obedience. There have been better dog movies made in the past but Max is good and worth watching. Max is also a tribute to war dogs generally and hopefully will open some minds to the close relationship that exists between man the animal and his other animal friends.
I Expected Something Different But I Loved The Movie (by korgman-13117)
Don't let those Rotten Tomato critics sway you. This was a great movie and I am an adult who is also a veteran and German Shepherd Dog owner. While I thought it was going to be more about the dog adapting to civilian life it was something a lot different. I still liked the story and action scenes with the dog. The storyline actually had me guessing which I like in a movie. Even though most of the main characters were kids, it took me back to my days as a kid and when I had my first dog. Anyway, this movie will hopefully show people that dogs are actually very smart creatures and how we as <more>
humans need to find the best ways in order to provide them homes and prevent unwanted litters of pups. My dogs have never failed me while people have so many times. It's just a good feel good movie that people need to take in once in awhile.
Max very well might be this generation's Rin Tin Tin, both are German Shepherds and both are the heroes of their respective stories. The titular Max starts out as a military dog in Afghanistan, but when his military handler dies, he returns to the States with dog PTSD to be cared for by the handler's family in Texas, and in particular their teenage son, Justin, who Max bonds with. This is a classic boy and dog story with a military angle to it that helps to differentiate it from the rest of the pack, with Justin and Max eventually embarking upon an adventure of sorts that requires all <more>
of Max's incomparable skills to save the day. This is the kind of family movie that isn't made anymore, it's clean cut and old-fashioned, and while it has some plot holes, there aren't many movies that you can take the whole family to anymore and that's why Max is special.