Mad Max Reviews
December 15, 2014
Even 35 years later, Mad Max holds up. I'd never seen this movie until today, and I found myself completely enthralled in this post-apocalyptic future. George Miller seems to have a pretty clear vision for this character and this world, and he delivers that vision despite his small budget. With a career making performance from Mel Gibson, I understand why he was such a huge action star in his career. He's pretty fantastic in this, and so is the villain he has to face off against. Mad Max is the prototype for these kind of "road warrior" dystopian future films, and it is better than most I've seen.
December 15, 2014
The angry-broken-very dangerous man films are the rage now in Hollywood.They do not get any better than Mad Max and this franchise.
December 11, 2014
Very well staged car chases, but ultimately it's a film with more style than substance.
December 10, 2014
Mad Max is all car chases and manly posturing, which is well done, but I like coherent plot and characters in my films.
December 3, 2014
Last 20 minutes was genuinely edgy and tense - much better than the rest of it. Looks horribly dated now... although i think speeding up the film to make it look like car chases are quicker would have looked pretty bad back in 1979. No idea why there's so much hype. Mediocre at best, should have been just another 70s film that faded into ridiculous obscurity.
December 1, 2014
Watched 45 minutes and gave up, just a confusing cop & road pirate chase
November 30, 2014
Was expecting something else.
October 3, 2007
Mad Max is a post apocalyptic setting that tells the story of motorcycle gang that terrorizes the world, and how a group of cops intend to do something about it. This is one of those movies I think must have been groundbreaking for its time, and I will say it had impressive stunts, but I found this movie to just be hard to watch.
November 23, 2014
George Miller's solid direction, over-the-top car stunts and impressive set pieces compensate for Mad Max's weak narrative. Short on profundity but thoroughly entertaining.
June 24, 2011
This movie is really exciting and awesome! I can't wait to see the other two movies!
November 11, 2014
Technical issues aside (such as the score blaring out randomly over the dialogue), Mad Max remains a seminal sci-fi classic due to the rousing car chases and gritty atmosphere.
November 8, 2014
The first Mad Max was like the darkest entry of this Goerge Miller trilogy. First half begins with car chases and came the trouble. Suddenly Nightrider and his team looting for gas and be like the bike gangster criminals who kills people whatever they want. And the character Mad Max was created as he was seeking for revenge. Car chasing adrenaline rush action really gets you in as this is one of the early cult films which recognized George Miller as a filmmaker. Not only for the action scenes but the story really gets you especially the 2nd part of the film. Might be one of the most memorable revenge flicks of our time. Dark yet has a very funny dialogue at times. Nevertheless it has a concept of an action thriller that has a good story line, awesome performances, and action scenes that will put you to the edge of your seat. Definitely a cult classic. 4.5 stars out of 5.
September 28, 2014
It was an OK movie didn't really feel like a film set in the future, the start of the film and ending were good the rest just seemed really slow. The film was to short and action was really rushed at times and could of been a lot better, plus the ending could of been better, I liked it but it just ended and it didn't really work but at least he took revenge on the people that killed his friend and family, if you can call that revenge, come on it took Max 13 minutes to have his revenge not enough time at all.
October 30, 2014
It's highly overrated and flawed. Mad Max has a lot of cringe inducing dialogue, awful supporting performances, and a real bore of a plot. Especially in it's final act, It's a big example of a film undeserving of the word Classic.
October 2, 2014
9 out of 10:
Watched it nights ago. It is an awesome movie. Great story great characters and worth a watch many times.
September 27, 2014
Bad acting, and not much more than a revenge story here. It's cool to see Mel so young, but this certainly didn't feel worthy of many sequels.
September 24, 2014
Great car chases, great action, great dialogue and character interactions - but the plot seems totally unstructured, which makes Mel Gibson's transformation into Mad Max less believable.
November 19, 2007
For being a movie released in 1979, this film holds up very well in 2014. The only thing that seemed really old about it was the fact that Mel Gibson was super young, and you could tell he was still in the process of working on his acting skills. The movie was really fun and I always enjoy a good revenge story. The only thing about this revenge was that it didnt really take effect until right at the end, and then it seemed rushed to finish off the movie. There were some cool car chases and good action scenes to go along with the straightforward storyline. I am now excited to watch the other films in the series and see just how Mad, Max will get.
November 14, 2011
I own this on DVD in a three movie pack with:
* Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
* Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
and i also own it on Blu-Ray
September 11, 2014
I'm glad I was able to catch this fable before our premium cable ended. The plot was intriguing from beginning to end. The characters didn't seem to have many lines to remember between all the stunts. But they played their parts well and the costume design was excellent. It was hard to recognize a young Mel Gibson.