Overall Rank: 1294
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 336
Theatrical Release Date: 03/21/1980
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: R
Director: George Miller
Actors: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, Roger Ward
Plot: 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 - wrote on 12/16/2012
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.
Yojimbo - wrote on 10/28/2012
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.
Moviehead - wrote on 04/09/2012
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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