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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Reviews

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
May 13, 2015
This infusion of money and production by a major studio gives the film a slightly more polished look, but is inferior to the previous two films in every other way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Null
September 7, 2003
Let's face it, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome isn't terribly memorable.
| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Blackwelder
August 16, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Definitely the worst movie in the Mad Max series. Weakly plotted, largely a re-hash of the previous movie without even the vaguest hint of tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
October 30, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 25, 2002
Despite some funky oddities and a smashing climactic chase, this pales in comparison to The Road Warrior.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
May 13, 2015
The directors, George Miller and George Ogilvie, borrow from every source they can find; movie buffs can pass the time spotting the Lynch shot, the Leone shot, the Jodorowski shot, and all kinds of others.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 6, 2007
The punky energy of the earlier films has given way to a self-conscious striving for significance, obscuring Miller's considerable kinetic talents in favor of a lumpy didacticism.
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Don Atyeo
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Enough imagination, wit and ingenuity to put recent Spielberg to shame.
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 13, 2015
Outrageously sinister, unblinkingly violent, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is everything that fans of the futurist road warrior could hope for and more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
More visionary and more entertaining than the first two.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
June 10, 2008
Miller never falls back on the formulas that have become the bane of too many recent action films, and his sustained cuts lend a clarity to the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Ferguson
Radio Times
May 13, 2015
The third in Mel Gibson's sci-fi series is the weakest, but it remains a hugely entertaining futuristic spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 14, 2006
Good action plus Tina Turner. Welcome indeed.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Bartertown is convincingly detailed, and the fight in Thunderdome is thrilling, ludicrous stuff, goofy and thrilling at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
A huge step down from the first two, but still watchable (if only for the action).
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
Not a shade on the originals, but still action to the max!
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
February 4, 2003
An admirable conclusion to the Mad Max trilogy: softer than its predecessors, but possessing its own unique voice.
| Original Score: 4/5
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