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Mad Max Reviews

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May 11, 2015
Suffers from a case of terminal fatigue.
April 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 4, 2007
The stunt work is spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 21, 2003
Mad Max is ugly and incoherent, and aimed, probably accurately, at the most uncritical of moviegoers.
May 3, 2015
...essentially serves as the setup for the far superior Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 11, 2015
[Max's] his weapon is a souped-up auto, which sets up chase scenes that make The Dukes of Hazzard seem like a hayride -- a feat director George Miller engineered with a meager $1 million budget. Dramatically, however, the film is inconsistent.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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.
January 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
March 29, 2012
Mel Gibson rules the road in the original Mad Max.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 17, 2015
No imitation can compete with the grindhouse jaggedness of Miller's original pursuit
October 6, 2010
Like all of the best exploitation films, it transcends its limitations while simultaneously embracing them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 17, 2015
Its perhaps unjustified narrative shortcuts hardly seem to be much worth complaining about in the middle of its flawless action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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-
February 7, 2003
Great, grungy, energetic story, eclipsed only by the sequel.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
June 17, 2015
An action masterpiece...
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.
January 1, 2000
More jangly, visceral energy and encompass more creative innovations than something made with today's computer technology and bottomless resources.
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