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Mad Max Reviews

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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.
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James Berardinelli
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
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Variety Staff
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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 30, 2007
Some of the most determinedly formalist filmmaking this side of Michael Snow.
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David Pirie
Time Out
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.
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Tom Buckley
New York Times
May 21, 2003
Mad Max is ugly and incoherent, and aimed, probably accurately, at the most uncritical of moviegoers.