Overall Rank: 15325
Average Rating: 2.2/4
# of Ratings: 86
Theatrical Release Date: 07/25/1986
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Stephen King
Actors: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith, John Short, Ellen McElduff
Plot: As a comet passes over earth, all the machines suddenly come alive and begin attacking mercilessly. A group of people are trapped at a lonesome truck stop where sentient semis keep them hostage, until they decide to fight back. -- Chris Kavan
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Yojimbo - wrote on 06/24/2012
Daft horror directed by Stephen King (rather amateurishly, as you would expect) but it's a great laugh if you're in the right mood. Killer ice cream trucks, people getting attacked by hair dryers and AC/DC. Christine crossed with Duel but with a sense of humour.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/16/2008
Although Stephen King himself directed this, Maximum Overdrive doesn't fare much better than most other King stories adapted to film. Corny, but kind of fun, this is pretty generic horror, but has a great AC/DC score.
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 10/07/2014
Oh king why do you make stuff like this?.
The films about a group of people are trapped at a lonesome truck stop where sentient semis keep them hostage, until they decide to fight back.
Before I start this review I don't hate Stephen King. I think his a talent writer and when he's really good at something it's good, but when he does something or something so goofy, it turns out bad, and this movie is on the level of goofy, laughable bad. This movie has so many plot holes and so many Stephen King cliche's in it, that I could make bingo out of it. The acting is really bland and the characters are pretty dull to watch. But it does have it's funny, unbelievable hilarious moments in it. After thinking about the movie for a while, it's so bad that it's so funny good.
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