Max

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Brave military dog saves the day in intense adventure.

PG 2015 111 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 26 reviews

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age 10+
The film is over all very friendly but some scenes may be intense for young viewers. Max is very kind, cute and protective, which will attract children by the age of 7 or 8. If a 7 or 8 year old is watching this film with you, its better for them to turn away because this movie focuses on themes of loss, death and war which is definitely not appropriate for that age. There is some gun use but nothing gets to intense. There is no language nor sex at all, and overall its a family friendly film. Max is a really good choice for children 9 or over. A must watch!
age 18+

my max

best movie ever

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