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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Reviews

May 13, 2015
This middle portion of the picture becomes dangerously preachy, but just before we and Max are bored, director Miller returns Max to his roots, a screaming chase sequence through a desertlike Australian landscape.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 13, 2015
Beyond Thunderdome is the third in George Miller's Mad Max series, and it closes the trilogy like a lightning blast followed by the ominous, resonant drone of thunder.
May 13, 2015
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome isn't a bad movie. It has entertaining sections, decent performances and more than a few provocative images. But it also has a major shortcoming: It's too darned sane.
August 25, 2008
An astonishing display of virtuoso cinema that is destined to take its place among the most vivid and freshly imagined fist-to-groin contests in the medium's history.
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
June 6, 2007
Gibson impressively fleshes out Max, Tina Turner is striking in her role as Aunty (as well as contributing two topnotch songs, which open and close the picture) and the juves are uniformly good.
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.
February 9, 2006
Enough imagination, wit and ingenuity to put recent Spielberg to shame.
August 30, 2004
This film has showier stunts than its predecessors, and a better sense of humor. It also has Tina Turner, in chain-mail stockings.
January 1, 2000
More visionary and more entertaining than the first two.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Both the most spectacular and the most cerebral installment to date.