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Mad Max Reviews

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October 30, 2010
Despite its budget and other shortcomings, Mad Max is still worth watching and worth adding to the post-apocalyptic section of your home video collection.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 6, 2010
Like all of the best exploitation films, it transcends its limitations while simultaneously embracing them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 5, 2010
The greatest example of Ozploitation movies, George Miller's 1979 "Mad Max" is a pure cinematic anomaly.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 6, 2008
This is brutal, exciting stuff, all the more impressive for its budget constraints.
March 31, 2008
Made in 1979, Mad Max set the tone for Eighties action films with its futuristic setting, its vivid violence, and its lone hero trying to hold the world at bay.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 3, 2007
Classic cult fun made famous by director Miller and then new star Gibson.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 4, 2007
The stunt work is spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 30, 2007
Simple, but effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2007
Overnight, Mad Max went from being a U.S. cult hero to a mainstream figure, and Mel Gibson's place in the firmament was secured.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2007
Australia exported this creative, original, exciting, low-budget genre landmark which gave the young Mel Gibson his first starring role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 30, 2007
Stunts themselves would be nothing without a filmmaker behind the camera and George Miller, a doctor and film buff making his first feature, shows he knows what cinema is all about.
May 30, 2007
Some of the most determinedly formalist filmmaking this side of Michael Snow.
August 4, 2006
This was a great movie!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 24, 2006
The tone sometimes wavers into self-parody, and there are occasional crude patches, but overall this edge-of-seat revenge movie marks the most exciting debut from an Australian director since Peter Weir.
May 26, 2006
Though director George Miller took the post-apocalyptic tough guy Max a lot farther in the sequel The Road Warrior, Mad Max still packs in Miller's particular brand of black-comedy thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 8, 2005
Encompasses the essence of the sexy revenge flick.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 19, 2004
Cult low-budgeter that benefits from Miller's direction and Gibson's then lack of self-importance.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 1, 2003
Gibson's thoroughly charismatic performance, along with Miller's treatment of the film's few high-octane moments, goes a long way towards keeping things interesting for the majority of Mad Max's mercifully brief running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 21, 2003
Mad Max is ugly and incoherent, and aimed, probably accurately, at the most uncritical of moviegoers.
March 19, 2003
This import B-movie gem launched not only [Mel Gibson's] career, but the whole post-apocalyptic genre of the 80's and beyond.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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