93 user 61 critic

Max (2015)

2:19 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

A Malinois dog that helped American Marines in Afghanistan returns to the United States and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.


1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ray Wincott
... Justin Wincott
... Tyler Harne
... Pamela Wincott
... Kyle Wincott
... Carmen
... Chuy
... Sergeant Reyes
... Deputy Stack
... Emilio
Raymond W. Beal ... Animal Control Handler #1 / Marine (as Raymond Beal)
... Cartel Leader
... Police Officer (as Jason Alexander Davis)
... S-2 Major
... Captain


When Kyle Wincott is killed in the war, his war dog, Max, suffers from stress. Max is to be put down because he has trouble listening to anyone else, until he meets Justin, Kyle's brother. Justin adopts and saves Max. Then both of their lives will never be the same again. Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Best Friend. Hero. Marine.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence, peril, brief language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:

Official site



Release Date:

26 June 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Max: Bester Freund. Held. Retter.  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,155,254, 28 June 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,652,003, 11 October 2015
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


In one scene, you can see that Justin has a poster on his wall of an MMO game called Guild Wars 2 See more »


Lufkin, Texas in July has a temperature that ranges from 90° to 99° Fahrenheit with intense humidity. Wearing light jackets and fuzzy hats while riding bikes through the woods would be very uncomfortable there, but suitable in North Carolina where the movie was filmed. See more »


Justin Wincott: I don't know dad, I guess I am not a hero like you and Kyle. That Is just how the world turns.
See more »


References Daredevil (2003) See more »


Back Home
Written by Andy Grammer & Ryan Metzger
Performed by Andy Grammer
Courtesy of S-Curve
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Predictable, stereotyped, godawful excuse for a movie.
26 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

Absolutely one of the worst movies I've seen all year. The plot is painfully predictable, the acting is cringeworthy (the dialogue scenes involving Thomas Haden Church and Josh Wiggins are almost comically bad in terms of timing and delivery), all the characters are stereotypes of stereotypes and the dialogue matches, there's a huge amount of racial stereotyping in a movie that (ironically) takes a really preachy and awkwardly framed stance against racism, and the third act completely disregards physics as being a thing that exists. It isn't even just the normal action-movie level of poorly-shot nonsense, it's urban-legend-Fast-And-Furious-video-game BS. Otherworldy stuff. Seriously, don't see this movie, save yourself, I'll hold them back (there is an actual scene in the film where this happens, by the by. Like, someone wrote that into the script and decided to leave it there. They thought it was actually a good idea. That's the level this film is on). And yet I still have seen almost every review for this thing praise Josh Wiggins' acting. Seriously? The kid had almost negative emotion the entire film. Nothing. There was nothing coming from him. He was nothing the entire movie, the same exact expression on his face, the same exact tone of voice, the same exact terrible cadence. As of this review's posting, Max stands at a 7.7 rating on this site. How?!?!?! Guys! This is a bad movie! REALLY BAD! How do people like it? How? I am legitimately concerned and somewhat curious because I do not understand all ya'll and your perspective on this. Is it because Jesus and America? Is that why? Ugh. That seriously might be it. I could type for at least ten pages on how bad this film is, but honestly, I'd rather not waste any more time and just end the review with an extremely serious recommendation that every copy of this film be found and burned. I'm serious guys. Totally serious right now.

But for real, don't see Max. Just don't.

22 of 44 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 93 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page