Mad Max Reviews

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November 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.
April 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.
September 15, 2017
It may not be my personal favourite genre, but what a showcase of creativity and grit.
April 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.
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.
October 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.
June 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 14, 2015
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.
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
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.
January 18, 2014
Beyond the explosive nature of the road movie, Mad Max also works as a character piece.
February 8, 2013
Announcing a new kind of action-thriller, this impressively shot, ultra violent post-apocalyptic saga from Australia made Mel Gibson an instant star.
March 29, 2012
Mel Gibson rules the road in the original Mad Max.
November 2, 2010
Perhaps a bit clumsy in the lumbering middle act, but Mad Max delivers the goods when it comes to pulse-pounding car chases and stunts.
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.
October 6, 2010
Like all of the best exploitation films, it transcends its limitations while simultaneously embracing them.
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