Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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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:
On DVD: Sep 28, 2015
Box Office: $151.6M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. - Official Site

Cast


as Max Rockatansky

as Imperator Furiosa

as Toast the Knowing

as Capable

as People Eater

as Bulletfarm Imperator

as The Bullet Farmer

as The Doof Warrior

as Miss Giddy

as Keeper of the Seeds

as The Vuvalini

as The Vuvalini

as The Vuvalini

as The Vuvalini

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

as Rictus Erectus

as Valkyrie

as Imperator

as Desperate Women

as Organic Mechanic
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Critic Reviews for Mad Max: Fury Road

All Critics (278) | Top Critics (46)

The freakiness elevates the film.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015
eFilmCritic.com

Pedal-to-the-medal kick ass action drives this summer winner to the max. If there is any justice Charlize Theron will get an Oscar nomination. And so will the movie.

Full Review… | July 4, 2015
Deadline Hollywood Daily

This is what fast and furious really looks like.

Full Review… | June 25, 2015
NOW Toronto

Feminist? Absolutely. Detrimental to the film? Not in the slightest...it's a movie of heavy metal imagination and bone-grinding engineering. Motorheads rejoice!

Full Review… | June 25, 2015
MovieCrypt.com

Unlike action directors of the plodding sort, George Miller doesn't ask you to understand the deliriously strange world into which he throws you headlong. He just wants to change the parts you recognize.

Full Review… | June 24, 2015
The Nation

"Mad Max: Fury Road" is everything you want your summer blockbuster to be: loaded with insane action, hot actors and death-defying stunts.

Full Review… | June 21, 2015
The Patriot Ledger

Audience Reviews for Mad Max: Fury Road

This is by far the best film of the summer. I feast of action and drama. I will say that while it did a great job of capturing the essence of the original films, it was lacking the "hardcore sensory overload / punk rock" feeling that the first two films had. Not necessarily a bad thing...I just missed that feeling.

RCCLBC
Robert C

Super Reviewer

Apocalyptic films are usually a hit or miss subject. Many are forgettable or cliched to the point of being one big joke, kind of like the film within the film by the Mackenzie brothers in Strange Brew. Some films get it really right, while others get it really, really wrong with disastrous and silly results.

When one thinks of the modern apocalyptic film the template for that genre of cinema was crafted by George Miller. His major debut Mad Max (1979) was less apocalyptic and more a '70's exploitation car chase flick sent to hell and back, making the film an achievement in film making. It pushed the envelope at the end of the decade.

It would be the sequel to that film, Mad Max 2 or The Road Warrior here in the states, that would define Miller's vision of the world beyond the end, the people that lived after the "event". The Road Warrior is one of those rare films that exceeds its predecessor with a story that, while simple, is presented in a way that is unforgettable and burns itself into your psyche.

We'll skip Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. It has its place and its moments, but is really a film that Miller cared very little about as he left the world of Max for thirty years.

Mad Max: Fury Road is a return to the supercharged film that The Road Warrior happened to be. Max (Tom Hardy) once again runs afoul of a mutant clan using slave labor and water to control their little piece of a broken world. Led by Immortan Joe (played by Hugh Keayes-Byrne, who played the Toe Cutter in the original film) a chase ensues after Furiosa (Charlize Theron in an awesome performance) steals a commodity that is sacred to the enraged leader.

A simple story if there ever was one, but this goes beyond that. Fury Road is open to close action with very little time to catch your breath. Some films are called a roller coaster ride, that age old cliche that they slap on posters. Fury Road is like going into hell without any looking back. It's funny that a film set in a fictional version of our world can draw so many parallels to life itself.

What really stands out in Fury Road is the role of women. For a film titled Mad Max, the strongest character in the film is Furiosa, a warrior that does not give up, leading her ironic cargo to a promised land that may or may not exist. Distant memories or wishful thinking? There are moments when Max feels like a side character and this is Furiosa's movie. It's an amazing thing to see in film where a woman is neither a pawn nor a gimmick, but an integral piece to the film. She is the center that everything about Fury Road revolves around.

I was more than sketchy when I heard that another Mad Max film was on the way. So many returns in the last decade have floundered over the indulgences of these sequels and reboots. It's about a 50/50 split in that arena. Fury Road is probably the best of the bunch and is probably one of the best films of 2015 so far. It is a credit to credit masterpiece that really cuts at the other blockbusters of this year and the almost stagnant world of super hero movies. Fury Road is, ironically, a breath of fresh air in a cinematic universe that tends to regurgitate last years product. Dare I say that this film is Miller's masterpiece, possibly even surpassing The Road Warrior? I don't know, but I really, REALLY want to watch it again.

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Chris Garman

Super Reviewer

Its possibly one of the greatest action movies ever made. A mind-blowing visual feast for the eyes and ears with spectacular action sequences, fights and chases. Tom Hardy is a man of few words but delivering none the less and giving a strong performance showing he is more than a worthy replacement for Mel Gibson. It also provides plenty of strong female characters as well, Charlize Theron is pure power. Its The Fast and the Furious in ways only The Expendables can imagine. It's pure mad-man brilliance from a fine artist in fine form. Director, George Miller rocks this film with is gorgeous and explosive vision. An action movie masterpiece that will blow you away.

allan913
Al S

Super Reviewer

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