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Maxim Magazine
 
3.3

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Cons

  • Too many ads (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I think I usually read it before my husband.

My husband received a subscription to Maxim years ago from a friend and we just keep on resubscribing. I get a ton of magazines for myself and when Maxim started arriving I thought it...Read complete review

My husband received a subscription to Maxim years ago from a friend and we just keep on resubscribing. I get a ton of magazines for myself and when Maxim started arriving I thought it was nice that there was a magazine just for him that wasn't always centered around sports. Don't get me wrong, we LOVE sports. We named our dogs Shula and Marino. I'm sure you can guess after which team, right?

I thought my husband would enjoy reading the magazine and I could overlook the scantly clad women gracing the pages. The first issues arrived and after looking through it my husband left it on the coffee table. So I picked it up and decided to flip through and see if there were any interesting articles. After reading the thing practically cover to cover I was hooked. I think I actually read the magazine before my husband does now.

Of course they have the beautiful girls in lingerie and bikinis and there is a men's shopping section instead of a women's but they also have some great articles on everything from the deadliest city in the United States to how to splint a broken arm (I could also stitch you up if the bone happened to break the skin thanks to Maxim.) I love that they have stories about actors, athletes, cool electronics, great places to find a good hamburger and the best party cities, among a ton of other stuff. After reading five different articles in my magazines on how to lose 10 pounds in a week, I can move over to Maxim and find out how to gain back that 10 pounds drinking the best beer on earth.

So ladies, the next time your husband's monthly addition of Maxim magazine arrives in the mail don't just throw it on the table for him to pick up. Grab a cool Mojito, find a comfortable place to relax and flip through the pages. You just might find you like this men's mag as much as I do.

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I enjoyed it at first but then it changed!

I started getting Maxim about 18 months ago but not sure how, they send it yet I never get a bill. I like free stuff and this was no exception at first, as...Read complete review

I started getting Maxim about 18 months ago but not sure how, they send it yet I never get a bill. I like free stuff and this was no exception at first, as there were many articles that I liked reading. Sure they have pretty girls in it with very little clothing on but I really liked reading the articles they used to have. That's what made Maxim stand out for me but alas times change and so did Maxim.About 12 months ago the format changed, yep like most magazines they were not happy with it so they changed it around. I still see the nearly naked women (done tastefully of course) but gone are some of the features I liked best. They used to have short articles, snippets if you will of state laws and humorous stories about them. That's now gone and they also upped the amount of advertisements in it.I get sick of seeing the "Male Enhancement" advertisements splattered all over it now. Sure it's a magazine for men but enough is enough! When these multiplied the good articles shrank to near nothing. **Bottom Line**I think Maxim needs to rethink things here......If I want male enhancement or garbage articles from cover to cover I will get a subscription to a magazine that has them, such as those "Supermarket Trash Magazines" I am sure glad I am not paying for Maxim either as I would cancel in a heart beat! I know they need advertisements to stay in business but they need good content as well and they are taking them out now. Seems like every-time I find something I like it changes and goes to Hell in a Handbasket! Perhaps some like the new changes but I am not one of them, bring back the old Maxim! Most men don't want Male Enhancement ads thrown at them all the time, at least I don't!Now Maxim is just average and mediocre at best, too bad as it used to have me looking forward to each issue but not anymore.......

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1.0

It sucks

By 

from Palm Springs, ca

About Me Rarely Read

Pros

  • None. Bring back the old style

Cons

  • It's an advertising magazine now
  • Poor Photo Quality
  • Too Many Ads

Best Uses

    Comments about Maxim Magazine:

    This magazine use to be one of the best. Now it's about bs glamour and thinks people don't want to buy or can't. There are plenty of other magazines that offer that nonsense. I wish the other magazines that were like Maxim were still sold here in the US and not just in Europe. They should fire the ceo and the editors who change the magazine's format. It's more of a woman's magazine than a men's. At least change the name and let it be remember for its former glory.

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    1.0

    What happened? Ego in new owner has destroyed this magazine.

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    from Gainesville GA

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Pros

      Cons

      • Lacks Content
      • Lost the campy sophomoric format.
      • Too Many Ads

      Best Uses

      • Camping. Starting campfires and wiping butt.

      Comments about Maxim Magazine:

      50 y/o male. Day 1 subscriber. High income, married, 2 kids. The new GQ / Escquire look and content is horrible. The old Playboy with clothes format work 100% I could not wait to get the publication and read it cover to cover. I just skimmed through March 16 edition in 5 minutes read and liked nothing. Wealthy adults like sophomoric humor. If I wanted a fashion magazine there are plenty to chose from. Sardar Biglari you screwed the pooch and made this trash your ego. Hopefully you better understand your Steak and Shake customer and don't think of yourself as a gourmet burger.

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      1.0

      New format for Maxim

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      from Grand Rapids minn

      About Me Everyday Reader

      Pros

      • Teenage Girls Like It Now

      Cons

      • Too Many Ads
      • What Were They Thinking

      Best Uses

      • Fire Starter

      Comments about Maxim Magazine:

      wow what was maxim thinking. from garage humor to gay gentlemen monthly is quite a difference. after 10 years subscribing never aaagain

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      4.0

      A soft porn magazine.

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      from USA

      Comments about Maxim Magazine:

      I've read Maxim Magazine a few times just out of curiosity. What I found with Maxim was that it's a lot more classy of a magazine than Hustler, Playboy, etc. If anything, this magazine appeals more to women. If you're looking for a raunchy magazine, this is not it. This is a tastefully done magazine with a few decent journalism entries. I would recommend it but don't expect to find anything too scandalous in it!

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      4.0

      Was great, then just ok, now getting a little better.

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      from Kansas City, MO

      Comments about Maxim Magazine:

      Have been an avid reader/collector of this magazine for a while. As I said in the title, when I first got into this magazine it was nearly double the size it is today. Understandably so, with an ever changing business world, I guess I just miss the old version. The same goes for society and really just things that you write about in a magazine, it really makes sense to focus on a number of things specifically to create a better product all around. The celebrity interviews and features are and always have been enjoyable, I would like to see more reader interaction though. A few more pages of fan mail and couple pages of jokes/stories, a better interactive experience all around. Regardless of any 'issues' I may have, it is a definite go to in any office or bookstore.

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      4.0

      The overall mens magazine.

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      from Rochester, MN

      Comments about Maxim Magazine:

      This is an overall mens magazine.  It has everything from workout and health tips.  To hot women and anything else you can think of.  I contains material on working out, to eating healthy, to how to pick up that hot chick at the bar.  I would highly recommend this magazine to anyone who want extra advice on women and health issues.

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      5.0

      Good quality for the price

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      from Beverly Hills, CA

      Comments about Maxim Magazine:

      I have been a subscriber to maxim magazine for over a year now and i can say i enjoy it every time it comes in the mailbox.  It has been a good magazine to read while in the bathroom.  The articles are just long enough to read while "doing the deed".  I would recommend this to anyone who wants a magazine to read while pooping.

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      5.0

      A guys magazine but strong enough for a girl!"

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      from Kernersville, NC

      Comments about Maxim Magazine:

      This magazine rocks! its the only mag I can read every word of! I love the pictures and the jokes. They also have great articles with tips and tracks!Most people think this is a guys magazine but I am a woman and I love it!! Shock your man buy bringing home a Maxim! Go get your free suscription NOW!

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      2.0

      A magazine of questionable worth

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      from Aurora, IL

      Comments about Maxim Magazine:

      ***Bottom-Line***: **Maxim** magazine amounts to little more than a shopping catalog with a few journalistically questionable articles, with a plethora of young women posing in soft-soft porn spreads thrown.  

      Is it me, or has there been a literal explosion of men's magazines in the last five years, all catering to the same subset of men; namely 20 something's whose taste in literature clothes, toys, and women seem the weigh towards the extreme?  First there was **Maxim** (the subject of this review), then *FHM, Gear, Stuff* (from the publishers of Maxim), and the newest, *Blender* (also from the publishers of Maxim), which touts itself as "*The Ultimate Music Magazine,"* as if *Rolling Stone* didn't have that label sown deep into the blood-red letting of its flowing script!

      All of these magazines have one thing in common (well okay several), they all feature pictures of the latest "girl thing" on their glossy covers in some skimpy attire and offer the reader a soft, soft porn photo spread of her and others inside the cover, along with several meaningless (stupid, moronic, insulting, tasteless, vapid) articles, and a truck load of advertisements! 

      I leafed through my first edition of Maxim magazine about a three years ago, at my ex-brother-in-laws apartment.  It was in and among the other garbage that carpeted his music studio floor, and it caught my eye because it had the sexy half clothed picture of someone or other on the cover, and being a "red-blooded American male," that I am, I could resist a peak.  What I found was less than impressive and after about ten minutes of hype and little substance I discarded the magazine.

      One of the issues I still have floating around (September 2004)'s cover features the cutesy, sexy pose of *Jamie-Lynn Sigler*, who portrays *Meadow Soprano* on HBO's **The Soprano's**.  And somewhere buried within the cavernous (did I mention this magazine is thick), pages of the magazine lies her seven page (interrupted by ads of course), spread.  The pictorial itself is nothing much to look at; little chest flesh is shown, and no locks south of the navel is unmasked to show the true hair color of the damsel in distress you are supposed to fall in lust with.  So I wonder what the fuss is all about?  Perhaps it's the suggestive poses or the come-hither looks, or the slightly wet skin that together are supposed to induce young men to play Omar the Tent Maker, but for me the poses just fall flat.

      What about the articles you make ask?  Don't, you'd be better off.  In between ads, and the standard sections of your typical magazine, are pictures of people doing gross and or stupid, off the wall things like pulling a bloody tissue out of one's nose (huh?). 

      In the final analysis, I was right to toss the first edition of **Maxim** I ever read back onto the floor with the rest of the trash where I found it, and feel confident enough that I will be missing no great insights into the human condition when I toss this issue into the recycling pile.  The magazine amounts to little more than a shopping catalog with a few journalistically questionable articles, and a plethora of young women posing in soft-soft porn spreads thrown in an attempt to add interest, and legitimacy to a magazine the clearly fosters neither to non-Neanderthal thinking men like myself. 

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      3.0

      MAXIM MAGAZINE

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      from Spindale, NC

      Comments about Maxim Magazine:

      this magazine delivers eve candy for any straight guy on the planet.smokin' hot photos and some interesting articles make this mag good for a quick scan or 2.overall i find its mostly a tease for teenagers who aren t old enough to buy playboy.the articles are all about sex which is fine unless you want some varity(which i do).i also have to wonder about the cover selection at time,Avril Livine is not hot.overall pck it up when you get the chance but don t make a special trip to get it.

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