Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)



Critic Consensus: With exhilarating action and a surprising amount of narrative heft, Mad Max: Fury Road brings George Miller's post-apocalyptic franchise roaring vigorously back to life.

Movie Info

Filmmaker George Miller gears up for another post-apocalyptic action adventure with Fury Road, the fourth outing in the Mad Max film series. Charlize Theron stars alongside Tom Hardy (Bronson), with Zoe Kravitz, Adelaide Clemens, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley heading up the supporting cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Rating: R (for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris, George Miller, Eric Blakeney
In Theaters:
Box Office: $87.3M
Warner Bros. - Official Site



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as Imperator Furiosa

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as People Eater

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as The Bullet Farmer

as The Doof Warrior

as Miss Giddy

as Keeper of the Seeds

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as Corpus Colossus

as Morsov

as The Rock Rider Chief

as Milking Mother

as Polecat Lookout

as Black Mask

as The Accusing Dead

as Immortan Joe

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as Valkyrie

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Critic Reviews for Mad Max: Fury Road

All Critics (251) | Top Critics (46)

Mad Max: Fury Road delivers. There's no clearer or more succinct way to put it. 30 years after last appearing on the big screen, Max roars back with a vengeance.

Full Review… | May 23, 2015
Top Critic

Even after two viewings, I feel as though I've only scratched the surface of Mad Max: Fury Road. George Miller's action fantasy is astonishingly dense for a big-budget spectacle, not only in its imagery and ideas but in the complex interplay between them.

Full Review… | May 22, 2015
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A blazing descent into a desert hellscape. Revs on and on as a spectacle best seen on the big screen in all its crazy-as-a-desert-fox, carefully car-choreographed glory. One leering, gibbering, riotous romp of an action-extravaganza.

Full Review… | May 25, 2015
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Everything you need to know about the situations and characters is vibrantly depicted on screen. This isn't a film for people who want everything revealed through dialogue.

Full Review… | May 25, 2015
Cinema Sight

Lots of fire in this one.

Full Review… | May 23, 2015
Reno News and Review

When it comes to foot-down, hell-for-leather exhilaration, Mad Max: Fury Road makes the Fast & Furious franchise resemble a spin in a Reliant Robin.

Full Review… | May 23, 2015
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Audience Reviews for Mad Max: Fury Road

Max accompanies a woman trying to rescue pregnant concubines from a despotic ruler.
While there's no doubt that some of the action sequences are well-choreographed and mildly entertaining, the most important part of a film is its story. This one doesn't get started until about thirty minutes in, and the character development is sloppy, uneven, and unnaturally rushed. For example, we're supposed to believe that the frenetic war boy abandons his blind faith because of one embarrassing maneuver and the fact that he got to stare into a girl's eyes for two minutes. Those must be some eyes.
The reason that story is so important, especially in action films, is that the audience must be kept in suspense about how the action sequence will end. Here, there's no doubt about who will survive; the only question is how, which isn't that entertaining.
This film's champions shouldn't think that I don't get the gender politics here. I understand that the film puts women in positions of power, that it stands against sex slavery, and that its depiction of women is more progressive than many other films in the genre. That's all great and the reason why the film got one star instead of a half.
Overall, this story is weak, and all the chase sequences in the world can't rescue a weak story.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer


Considering the wave of terrible 90's Scifi sequels/remakes we've had fired our way in the past few years (Terminator, Robocop, Total Recall etc.) Fury Road's success has been more than a pleasant surprise.

It takes a lot of very 80's dystopian post-apocalyptic sensibilities and puts it in modern context. The relevant storytelling, characterization and heavy play on social themes make it a compelling tale but it's the barebones, relentlessly unforgiving visuals that make it a thrilling ride through and through.

There's more to the world of Mad Max than sand dunes and angry people with automobiles though, with very little screen time Miller manages to convey a very elaborate society full of warrior tribes, caste systems and cultural/religious customs that are intriguing if not visually iconic.

Let's also not forget the cast of characters representing a variety of minorities without feeling like forced tokens. A phenomenal performance by Charlize Theron breathes badassery into Furiosa and the manic Nux played by Hoult! It seems the best way to bring back the "strong silent type" hero is to in fact keep him silent. (who would've guessed?) Hardy skims by as Max with stern looks, grunts and single syllable words and for that we love him.

At the end of the day Fury Road is both a nonsensical, visceral action packed adventure about a bunch of rebels fighting the system but also an intelligent character study with a dab of social commentary. Some of these folks are larger than life (Max) others victims/villains turned heroes (Furiosa, Breeders, Nux) which ever you appreciate more you're both cheering and enamored by the spectacle.

Drake Tsui
Drake Tsui

Super Reviewer

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

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