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Joe And Max
Joe And Max
Actors: Leonard Roberts, Til Schweiger, Peta Wilson, Richard Roundtree, David Paymer
Director: Steve James
Genres: Drama, Television, Military & War
PG-13     2003     1hr 53min

The year is 1936. America has fast become one of the world's most powerful nations on the platform of freedom and equality for all people. On the other side of the Atlantic, Hitler's Third Reich is steadily taking hold, sy...  more »

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Actors: Leonard Roberts, Til Schweiger, Peta Wilson, Richard Roundtree, David Paymer
Director: Steve James
Genres: Drama, Television, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television, Military & War
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/14/2003
Original Release Date: 03/03/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 03/03/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 53min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 8/17/2016...
Don't listen to the nay-sayers if there are any. This is a very good movie and even though it's dated now it will still keep you interested all the way to the end.
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Movie Reviews

Peta Wilson was outstanding!!!
Kira Adler | Ohio | 11/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Peta Wilson who played Annie Ondra, the wife of Max Shmeling stole the entire movie!!! She was gorgeous, classy, and raw in her thespian talents. This is an excellent movie if you like period films and suuperb acting."
Awesome boxig movie!
Linda Rimmer | Fort Lauderdale, FL | 08/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Boxing fans MUST see this movie. Awesome flick about the drama surrounding two worlds in the 1930's. America vs. Nazi Germany in the boxing world and the drama it caused two great fighters. This film should be seen by all school age children to enlighten them about how pressure and political influence affects the professional sports world. I thorougly enjoyed this movie and highly recommend it!"
Fascinating story, the movie......not so much
P.K. Ryan | Albany, NY USA | 10/22/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The true story behind this film set in the 1930's is truly interesting. Joe Louis and Max Schmeling were from two different worlds. One was an American "Negro" who was determined to overcome racial discrimination and become the heavyweight champion. The other was a German fighter with a Jewish manager who was a hero of the Third Reich. With World War 2 looming in the near future, these two superstars battled twice in the ring-each winning once-while their respective countries held them up as national icons. These two seemingly contradictory characters go on to become close friends, even as their countries become enemies.

With that said, the film was downright disappointing. The acting was mediocre at best. The low-budget feel of the movie was so bad that I felt like I was watching a 1980's made-for-TV movie. The fight scenes looked so fake, they were almost comical. There was maybe two or three scenes where I was actually slightly moved, but otherwise, the film was a total bore. I'm sorry to say that the makers of this film failed to capitalize on a truly fascinating story. Two stars for 'Joe and Max.'"