• Max (2002)


Release Date: December 27th, 2002

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 2003

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

This is the story of a young artist named Adolf Hitler (Noah Taylor) and his relationship with a Jewish art dealer and teacher, Max Hoffman (John Cusack) in 1918. As the 29-year-old WWI veteran's attempts to learn his art fail to match his hopes, Hitler's interests turn elsewhere ... to hatred of Jews, and Germany's future.

Cast: John Cusack, Noah Taylor, Leelee Sobieski, Molly Parker, Ulrich Thomsen, David Horovitch, Janet Suzman, Peter Capaldi

Director: Menno Meyjes

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Pathé Productions Inc., Pathé, Natural Nylon II, Aconit Pictures

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Dark, 1930s, Revenge, Rivalry, Intense, Fascinating, School, Father, Transformation, Love interest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Reveals a key aspect of fascism's cynical use of art and architecture to mesmerize a weak and vulnerable society. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    This film is a philosophical musing -- a humanitarian speculation, not a drama about real people, historical figures or not, who seem fully formed. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A peculiar and intriguing film. show more

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