Mad Max


Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 91%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 71%
IMDb Rating 7 10 167218


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Mel Gibson as Max
Hugh Keays-Byrne as Toecutter
Joanne Samuel as Jessie
Steve Bisley as Jim Goose
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699.91 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 28 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by invisibleunicornninja 3 / 10

How did this become big again?

I've been hearing a lot about this franchise and decided to start at the beginning. This movie is not worth watching. There isn't a plot. Its just a collection of really, really boring scenes. Can this even be called a movie? That's a genuine question. This is a huge confusing mess. What am I supposed to get out of this movie? Its a series of shots of people standing around sometimes talking (usually not) and not having actual conversations. I guess its not a movie for people with brains?

I've been reading other people's reviews and the only reason I can see as to why its good is the sequels. I can't find any reasons why people like this? I get the sequels are good, but why do you like this particular movie?

Reviewed by maxmages 5 / 10

I am the Nightrider. I'm a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the ... i am bored

This movie has triggered the same thoughts and feelings on me as Highlander and I have to say exactly the same in this review as in the Highlander review. Seen by two things First, I understand why this movie has become a cult here are some ideas and longings that you've never seen before, at least not in this form and certainly not in a low budget movie. You can not see George Miller having the money nor the opportunity to build all that luster, but my goodness he did everything he could and luckily he can do a lot. Secondly, I do not think I ever saw a movie made from two different films welded together and actually works. I mean, it's a post apocalyptic film about police and street gangs but the last half hour is a Revenge movie that also has other music and was filmed differently and yet, all together, it's better to have a jigsaw puzzler and give it an interesting overall picture. I can now say hard what I like better, I like revenge movies, I also love movies with gangs, police and so on but both works are not really gooood here but the stunts are. I know that one of the films is the other filmmaker well apart from the scene at the end that was copied in Saw I could not see anything special out there.

Reviewed by gab-14712 8 / 10

The World's Introduction to Mel Gibson!

Mad Max is a film that spawned a new genre of post-apocalyptic sci-fi movies and the career of Mel Gibson. This movie also gave birth to three sequels and a variety of spinoffs. Its been years since I first learned of this franchise, but it took me awhile to actually get around into seeing these movies. I have now seen this movie twice. The first time, I did not really like the film. While still an imperfect film, I appreciated the film much more. The story isn't spectacular-it's a just a road trip action/thriller with Mel Gibson killing all the bad guys who get in his way, but the characters are what make this movie work.

So Mel Gibson plays a man named Max, a cop in the wastelands of post-apocalyptic Australia. To say Max is a savage cop to those who undermine him is like saying I only merely like watching movies. This man is ruthless when it comes to his career, but what makes Max a bigger character is the other side of himself. He is a happy family man with a loving life and child and they mean the world to him. But his world crashes down on him when a family tragedy occurs thanks to the work of a vicious motorcycle gang led by a dude named "The Toecutter" (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Then the story turns into a revenge movie and a rather good one at that.

This movie starred Mel Gibson before he was a well-known movie superstar. This was only a small Aussie film and at the time, Gibson was only known in his Australian continent and then just barely as he was new to acting. But you can see why he blossomed into such a lovable (for a time) movie star. He added the emotional gravitas that his character needed. Gibson made Max his own and he really kicked ass when it came down to it.

One thing you have to understand about the movie is how utterly violent it can be. You wouldn't expect this much violence to be in a 1980 film, but give credit to George Miller because he did not hold anything back. From the opening chase sequence to witnessing the harsh actions of The Toecutter and his gang, it can be hard to watch. But the action is built for high-octane action, raw power, and insane speed. That is really all we want in a film like this.

My biggest issue with the film is how outdated it can get. This film was released in 1979 overseas and 1980 here in the States, so it's an older film obviously. But sometimes I was jolted away from the film thanks to the old-fashioned costuming and hairstyles. The cinematography is fine for when it came out, but it really does not hold up too well and it can be distracting when there are not any high-speed chases going on.

I thought Mad Max was a thoroughly fun film. I viewed the film as an experiment and it works very well in that regard. After all, it came out with three sequels and dozens of similar sci-fi films. Even though the film is filled to the brim with brutal violence and crazy action scenes, it really works because of the emotional themes at its core about family. That really made Max the hero worth watching. It's not perfect, but it's good enough for the low-budget unknown film it was at first.

My Grade: B

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