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Mad Max (1979) Thriller Movie Review

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Mad Max (1979)

The Road Warrior is already a classic, sans condescending genre distinctions like "sci-fi" or "action." But the story of Mel Gibson’s stately antihero begins in Mad Max, George Miller‘s low-budget debut in which Max is a "Bronze" (cop) in an unspecified postapocalyptic future with a buddy-partner and family. But unlike most films set in the devastated future, Mad Max is especially notable because it is poised between our industrialized world and total regression to medieval conditions. The scale tips towards disintegration when the Glory Riders burn into town on their bikes like an overamped cadre of Brando’s Wild Ones. Representing the active chaos that will eventually overwhelm the dying vestiges of civil society, they take everything dear to Max, who will exact due revenge. His flight into the same wilds that created the villains artfully sets up the morally ambiguous character of the subsequent films. —Alan E. Rapp


A vengeful Australian policeman sets out to avenge his partner, his wife and his son.

About Mad Max (1979)

Title: Mad Max
Year: 1979
Starring: David Cameron, Max Fairchild, Roger Ward, Mel Gibson, Reg Evans, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Jerry Day, Howard Eynon, John Farndale, Peter Felmingham, Sheila Florance, Nic Gazzana, Joanne Samuel, Hunter Gibb, Vincent Gil, Steve Bisley, Andrew Gilmore, Tim Burns, Jonathan Hardy, Lisa Aldenhoven, Brendan Heath, David Bracks, Paul Johnstone, Bertrand Cadart, Nick Lathouris, Robina Chaffey, John Ley, Stephen Clark, Steve Millichamp, Mathew Constantine
Director: George Miller
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.85/5 stars from 9 users. Reviews: 9.
Genre: Thriller, Action, Adventure

Mad Max Cover Poster Art

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