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Max 2002

From Amazon: The dark connections between art, desire, and evil fuel Max, an alternate-history fantasy that imagines what might have happened if a Jewish art dealer named Max Rothman (John Cusack, High Fidelity) had befriended Adolf Hitler (Noah Taylor, Shine) when he was a frustrated artist, before he turned to politics to vent his hatred. Some critics have expressed fear that even to attempt to make Hitler understandable is to diffuse or dismiss his malignancy; but watching Hitler vacillate between Rothman's attempts at mentorship and the encouragement of an ambitious military officer demonstrates the pettiness, desperation, and...

Directed By:
No image existsMenno Meyjes
John CusackJohn Cusack
Noah TaylorNoah Taylor
Leelee SobieskiLeelee Sobieski
Molly ParkerMolly Parker
Ulrich ThomsenUlrich Thomsen
No image existsJanet Suzman
No image existsDavid Horovitch

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Max Movie Review by Movie Addict (4/24/2014)

A chance meeting. A relationship develops, and the art dealer Max Rothman (John Cusack) tries to direct the rage of Adolf Hitler (Noah Taylor) into painting.

Would things have turned out differently? Is it possible to see the humanity of Hitler, knowing what we know? An interesting premise for a film, but can we put aside...

(complete Max review by Movie Addict)

Max Movie Review by Mike Thomas (8/16/2010)

I somehow got a little lost and confused in the premise of this film. MAX, the 2002 Menno Meyjes written and directed film poses the question, "What if Adolph Hitler was more respected in the Art Community?"

Max Rothman (John Cusack), a Jewish an artist who lost his right arm during World War I, was forced to become an...

(complete Max review by Mike Thomas)

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