Mad Max

Mad Max

Mad Max

The classic, Australian post-apocalyptic action thriller with Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky, a policeman in the near future. Max has seen too many innocents and fellow officers murdered by the bomb's savage offspring - bestial marauding bikers for whom killing, rape, and looting is a way of life. When a gang murders his family, Max straps on his helmet and climbs into a souped-up V8 racing machine to seek his bloody revenge.

1979Rating: R18+, High level violence89 minsAustralia
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Mad Max / Reviews

Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Contains sequences of violent, pure cinema poetry.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

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.

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Variety

Variety

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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Time Out

Time Out

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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The New York Times

The New York Times

Ugly and incoherent, and aimed, probably accurately, at the most uncritical of moviegoers.

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