Mad Max Reviews

Jun 21, 2022
Although unoriginal and hindered by the lower trappings of its basic subject matter, Mad Max elevated itself by having something to say, and doing it in a way that was fulfilling both technically and dramatically.
Feb 27, 2022
As a filmmaker, George Miller keeps cliche at bay through his attention to detail even as he hews to revenge-thriller archetype...
Nov 27, 2020
If you haven't seen writer-director George Miller's Mad Max in quite some time, then it's very likely you're not even remembering it right.
Sep 6, 2020
The scene transitions and attention to continuity aren't the most scrutinized, but the editing and framing of action sequences never betray the age of the film.
Nov 9, 2018
There's something about Mad Max...that's allowed it to stand the test of time, not only as a work of art in and of itself, but also as a name and brand that commands cultural currency thirty years since the character's last appearance.
Apr 27, 2018
If punk is a sensibility as well as an adjective, Mad Max is a punk movie. Its Australian setting enhances it, authenticating its futuristic aura.
Sep 15, 2017
It may not be my personal favourite genre, but what a showcase of creativity and grit.
Apr 15, 2016
It's a tough little piece, just a little grimy, full of ambiance (love the crumbling sign over "Hall of Justice") and attitude and occasionally sparked by an inspired flourish.
Jan 6, 2016
While it may not be as slick as Miller's other films featuring Gibson's iconic anti-hero, Mad Max still remains a timeless classic and one of the more remarkable films of its (or any) time.
Oct 4, 2015
A solid and entertaining spectacle, filled with brilliantly staged action scenes and made all the more fascinating for its oracular indication of the age of bold movie science fiction that was to follow.
Jun 17, 2015
An action masterpiece...
May 17, 2015
No imitation can compete with the grindhouse jaggedness of Miller's original pursuit
May 17, 2015
Its perhaps unjustified narrative shortcuts hardly seem to be much worth complaining about in the middle of its flawless action sequences.
May 15, 2015
Manages not to waste a single frame of film even as it wastes countless motorcycles, trailers, automobiles and other vehicles across the bad roads of rural Australia.
May 11, 2015
[The] film has been consigned to the grind houses, where audiences are responding as Miller wants them to. From there Mad Max will find its way to the film schools and revival houses, where its tough-gutted intelligence may be appreciated.
May 11, 2015
Suffers from a case of terminal fatigue.
May 11, 2015
Less pretentious and more gripping than the overrated sequel, The Road Warrior, but viciously violent and awfully shallow.
May 8, 2015
Mad Max is a straight forward fusion of two B-movie genres popular in the 1970s: the car chase film and the vigilante revenge film.
May 3, 2015
...essentially serves as the setup for the far superior Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.
Apr 27, 2015
While Mad Max has been hailed as a classic by some, it becomes plain to see that that reputation is not entirely deserved thanks to a bare-bones plot that doesn't even fill 90 minutes and a sluggish pace that will leave viewers struggling to stay awake.
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