Mad Max (1979)

Mad Max (1979)

  • 6.9
  • 1h 28min
  • Action, Adventure, Thriller, Science Fiction
  • 1979-04-12 (USA)


Taking place in a dystopian Australia in the near future, Mad Max tells the story of a highway patrolman cruising the squalid back roads that have become the breeding ground of criminals foraging for gasoline and scraps. When his wife and child meet a grisly end at the hands of a motorcycle gang, Max sets out across the barren wastelands in search of revenge.

Short Review

If punk is a sensibility as well as an adjective, Mad Max is a punk movie. Its Australian setting enhances it, authenticating its futuristic aura.