• Max (2015)


Release Date: June 26th, 2015

PG |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

After U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott is killed in Afghanistan, Max, his highly trained service dog, is too traumatized to remain in service. Back in the U.S., Kyle's family adopts the dog, but teenage brother Justin (Josh Wiggins) has problems of his own and doesn't want the animal. However, Max may be Justin's only chance to learn what really happened to his brother. With the help of a dog-savvy friend, Justin and Max begin to bond, and set out to unravel the mystery of Kyle's death.

Cast: Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham, Thomas Haden Church, Robbie Amell, Luke Kleintank, Joseph Julian Soria, Dejon LaQuake, Miles Mussenden

Director: Boaz Yakin

Genres: Adventure , Drama

Production Co: Sunswept Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Friendship , Mother , Brother , Transformation , Fascinating , Death , House , Friend , Brooding , Father , Growing up , 2010s , Emotional

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    John HazeltonScreen International

    Max is a genial if somewhat old-fashioned tale that’s too clunky to transcend its genre(s) but effective enough within its own limited emotional range. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This fine and welcome piece of family entertainment, directed by Boaz Yakin from a script he wrote with Sheldon Lettich, gets to a sweet spot by way of a smart premise, patriotic undertones and a coming-of-age story that’s downright stirring. show more

  • 50
    Molly EichelPhiladelphia Inquirer

    When the films sticks with heart-tugging soldier stuff, it's not bad. When it goes beyond that premise, it becomes so entirely outlandish that it's not enjoyable anymore. show more

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