Max – acting wasn’t the best

MaxFilm and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay.

A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service.

Shipped stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is adopted by Kyle’s family, essentially saving his life. 

Max is a cool dog and  I wish my dog would listen like that. He did everything he was told and was great at following orders. I like Robbie Amell but his character was only in the movies for the beginning and then he was gone. Tyler was Kyle’s friend and was a jerk and not nice at all. Why would someone let someone take home an aggressive dog that won’t let anyone touch him? Yeah he was trained but he only listened to Kyle until Justin had help from Carmen. Every time they said Chuy’s name I kept thinking Chewy the whole time. That dog must have had a lot of training for the movie because he could run fast. The acting wasn’t the best. I liked that Justin sat with Max in the cage to calm him down. It was sweet. I’m sure the kids were tired of riding bikes when they were done with this. They rode them all over the place. Everywhere they went they were on a bike. Max is my favorite.

4 stars