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Mad Max (1980) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

1191

Avg. Rating:

2.87/4

# of Ratings:

334

Genres:

Action, Adventure

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

03/21/1980

Director:

George Miller

Actors:

Mel Gibson
Joanne Samuel
Hugh Keays-Byrne
Steve Bisley
Tim Burns
Roger Ward

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Australia has become a nightmare in a future where biker gangs control the roads and society is all but lost. One cop takes the law into his own hands after a brutal gang murders his partner, wife and young son.

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FSUNoles27TS 12/16/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

This movie was really dark. You go through the whole movie with the bad guys hurting and killing a lot of people. This stirred up so much hatred and anger which is always good in vengeance movies, but in the end, the vengeance was shallow and short-lived. The movie failed to deliver the reward at the end. I found this to be a painful and excruciating watch.

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Yojimbo 10/28/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Mel Gibson's breakthrough film is set in a post apocalyptic outback ruled by ruthless road gangs. The budget limitations are obvious and the rest of the film fails to live up to the stunning opening chase sequence, but it does have power; particularly during the final showdown. The sequel The Road Warrior was a virtual and superior remake.

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Moviehead 04/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

What makes Mad Max more than just pretty good post-apocalyptic movie is atmosphere. I dont know does anyone else feel it but it works on me.((maybe because i saw this one million times, i watch it since i was ten or so) I really could feel enviroment it was set in. And most of post-apocalyptic movies do not achieve that. Mad Max has many flaws. Sometimes characters become silly. Story is not polished enough. Even directing(except road parts) could be better. But Mad Max knows how to deal with it. Its fast, full of impressive surprises and of course has great road chases. Also i have to say Australia is great place to shoot post-apocalyptic movie.

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Daniel Corleone 02/17/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky, who avenges his friend and family. the Main Force Patrol (MFP) tries to uphold the law. Creative car chases and a wonderful score make this a good action flick inspired by its themes and style that made it an instant influential popular culture.shows the potential of a young Mel Gibson. This could have been way better with improved character development and screenplay. Nevertheless, Mad Max delivers the action and represents gangs, post-apocalyptic aura and revenge at its finest.

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Alaine 12/16/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Pretty gritty. Australia goes nasty, real nasty. Bleak future exercise.

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mitchellyoung 12/09/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

The first Mad Max film is an inventive and fun sci-fi thriller that benefits from its sparse dialogue and unique setting. Mel Gibson channels Clint Eastwood as a tight-lipped and mysterious hero and some of the villains are genuinely grotesque and the action sequences genuinely thrilling.

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