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  • 2015
  • US
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Boaz Yakin
  • Written by: Boaz Yakin, Sheldon Lettich
  • Cast: Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Luke Kleintank
  • UK release: 7 August 2015

When US Marine dog Max's handler Kyle (Amell) is killed in action in Afghanistan, the Marine Corps discards Max, who suffers from PTSD; but Kyle's family take the dog instead. Sentimental and ham-fisted family drama which entirely fails to rise to the level of scathing commentary on violence and corruption that it aspires to.

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3 Aug 20152 stars

Well-intentioned but clumsy canine drama, with Thomas Haden Church

Filmmaker Boaz Yakin impressed Sundance with his debut feature Fresh back in 1994. Set in a Brooklyn housing project, it focused on everyday occurrences of gun crime, as seen through the eyes of a young black boy. Over 20 years later and Yakin is still…

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