Max Menno Meyjes' provocative historical fantasy has the cheek to suggest that Adolf Hitler became a dictator because he failed as a painter. Noah Taylor plays… Max Menno Meyjes' provocative historical fantasy has the cheek to suggest that Adolf Hitler became a dictator because he failed as a painter. Noah Taylor plays… 2002-12-27 R PT108M Drama John Cusack Noah Taylor Molly Parker Paul Hipp Leelee Sobieski Ulrich Thomsen Lions Gate Films
Movie Review

MAX (2002)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Dec 27, 2002; Rated: R; Length: 108 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: John Cusack and Noah Taylor; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Menno Meyjes' provocative historical fantasy has the cheek to suggest that Adolf Hitler became a dictator because he failed as a painter. Noah Taylor plays the Nazi leader-to-be as a socially inept young man frustrated by the expectations placed on him by Max Rothman (John Cusack), an encouraging (fictional) Jewish art dealer.

Originally posted Jan 24, 2003 Published in issue #692-693 Jan 24, 2003 Order article reprints