Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 17, 2015
It's hard not to wonder why Beyond Thunderdome isn't better.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 13, 2015
Outrageously sinister, unblinkingly violent, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is everything that fans of the futurist road warrior could hope for and more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
May 13, 2015
This middle portion of the picture becomes dangerously preachy, but just before we and Max are bored, director Miller returns Max to his roots, a screaming chase sequence through a desertlike Australian landscape.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
May 13, 2015
Beyond Thunderdome is the third in George Miller's Mad Max series, and it closes the trilogy like a lightning blast followed by the ominous, resonant drone of thunder.
Peter Travers
People Magazine
May 13, 2015
There is something to get excited about in this third chapter of the Mad Max series: the powerhouse presence of Tina Turner.
John Ferguson
Radio Times
May 13, 2015
The third in Mel Gibson's sci-fi series is the weakest, but it remains a hugely entertaining futuristic spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2015
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome isn't a bad movie. It has entertaining sections, decent performances and more than a few provocative images. But it also has a major shortcoming: It's too darned sane.
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
May 8, 2015
If "Mad Max" embraced a geneticist's acumen and "The Road Warrior" a philosopher's spirit, "Thunderdome" is about cold, hard economics - not just in Bartertown's transactions but the market expectations that come with the receipt of studio funding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 25, 2008
An astonishing display of virtuoso cinema that is destined to take its place among the most vivid and freshly imagined fist-to-groin contests in the medium's history.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 10, 2008
Miller never falls back on the formulas that have become the bane of too many recent action films, and his sustained cuts lend a clarity to the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
May 6, 2008
Disjointed but it still rocks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film4
May 6, 2008
Quality, visionary sci-fi.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 20, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 6, 2007
The performances are superb. The script allows Gibson to bring a welcome new dimension to the Mad Max character, and the actor rises to the occasion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
June 6, 2007
Gibson impressively fleshes out Max, Tina Turner is striking in her role as Aunty (as well as contributing two topnotch songs, which open and close the picture) and the juves are uniformly good.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
April 9, 2007
Great goofy fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 14, 2006
Good action plus Tina Turner. Welcome indeed.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Don Atyeo
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Enough imagination, wit and ingenuity to put recent Spielberg to shame.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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