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Max Steel (2016)



Critic Consensus: Bereft of characterization or even satisfying rock 'em sock 'em, Max Steel feels like futzing with an action figure without any childhood imagination.

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16-year old MAX MCGRATH has just moved to a new town--and is desperately trying to fit in--when he discovers his body can generate the universe's most powerful energy. Unbeknown to Max, a slightly rebellious and hilarious techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel has been keeping an eye on him, hungry for his super-human energy. When they finally meet, they discover that together they form MAX STEEL, a superhero possessing powerful strength beyond anything in our world. These two unlikely friends soon find themselves hunted by sinister forces who want to control Max's powers, as well as an unstoppable enemy from another galaxy.

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Ben Winchell
as Max McGrath
Maria Bello
as Molly McGrath
Ana Villafañe
as Sofia Martinez
Andy Garcia
as Dr. Miles Edwards
Mike Doyle
as Jim McGrath
Al Mitchell
as Dr. Smith
Lawrence Kao
as Dr. Lee
Jahnee Wallace
as Student/Thirsty Kid
Avis-Marie Barnes
as Mrs. Bernardo
Megan Hayes
as Stalled Car Woman
Will Milvid
as Freshman
Adam Poole
as Scientist #1
Tim Greene
as NTEK Special Agent
Rochelle Aycoth
as Pedestrian
Emily Grealish
as Popular Girl
Richard Wes Howren
as N-Tek Agent
Brett Kelley
as N-Tek Agent
Kyle Martinez
as Student/Skater
Kaitlyn McCarthy
as Popular Girl
Brigham McNeely
as Special Agent
Michael Mercaldi
as N-Tek Agent
Niyi Oni
as N-Tek Agent
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Critic Reviews for Max Steel

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6)

A movie based on a toy should be a whole lot more fun than this.

October 14, 2016 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…

A spectacle without the spectacle, an autumnal, amorphous blockbuster that just sits there, suspended in mid-air, as you soak in its ceaseless banality.

October 14, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Given that the character began life as a hunk of plastic with a cool name, it's hardly surprising that writers have reshaped his biography on the fly, with all the consistency of kids playing with their toys in the backyard.

October 14, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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What's truly depressing about the whole enterprise is that Garcia and Bello were pulled into it. Yes, actors love to work and bills need to be paid, but perhaps a fund could be started to spare talented thespians this sort of career embarrassment.

October 14, 2016 | Full Review…

While the proverbial "'90s kids" may get a nostalgic kick out of seeing their old action figures in the flesh, novices are likely to be bored by a movie that feels more like a failed pilot for a TV show.

October 14, 2016 | Full Review…

A half-baked, time-wasting curtain-raiser for a superhero franchise that is never, ever going to happen.

October 14, 2016 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Max Steel


This was a movie with good promise that came out lame. Casting was probably the best part of this film. It was a little quirky and funny at times though.

Jarrin Rozenblad
Jarrin Rozenblad

Super Reviewer

Unfortunately, as four Transformers movies weren't enough, once again we are met in a world where a mysterious alien named Steel who is closely stuck together with a 16-year old named Max McGrath. Sounds completely interesting right? Until they merge together, which in this case, that's where they stop bringing the originality bag in action, instead forcing us to deal with whatever's on screen and leave with minor disappointment and a big, major meh. Pass on this one while you can.

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EpicLadySponge the Adventurer

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