Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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Critic Consensus: With exhilarating action and a surprising amount of narrative heft, Mad Max: Fury Road brings George Miller's post-apocalyptic franchise roaring vigorously back to life.

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Filmmaker George Miller gears up for another post-apocalyptic action adventure with Fury Road, the fourth outing in the Mad Max film series. Charlize Theron stars alongside Tom Hardy (Bronson), with Zoe Kravitz, Adelaide Clemens, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley heading up the supporting cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Cast

Tom Hardy
as Max Rockatansky
Charlize Theron
as Imperator Furiosa
Zoë Kravitz
as Toast, Toast the Knowing
Riley Keough
as Capable
Abbey Lee
as The Dag
John Howard (II)
as People Eater
Greg van Borssum
as Bulletfarm Imperator
Richard Carter
as The Bullet Farmer
iOTA
as The Doof Warrior
Jennifer Hagan
as Miss Giddy
Melissa Jaffer (II)
as Keeper of the Seeds
Melita Jurisic
as The Vuvalini
Gillian Jones
as The Vuvalini
Joy Smithers
as The Vuvalini
Christina Koch
as The Vuvalini
Quentin Kenihan
as Corpus Colossus
Steve Dunleavy
as The Rock Rider Chief
Elizabeth Cunico
as Milking Mother
Sebastian Dickins
as Polecat Lookout
Darren Mitchell
as Black Mask
Crusoe Kurddal
as The Accusing Dead
Hugh Keays-Byrne
as Immortan Joe
Nathan Jones
as Rictus Erectus
Megan Gale
as Valkyrie
Richard Norton
as Imperator
Debra Ades
as Desperate Women
Angus Sampson
as Organic Mechanic
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Critic Reviews for Mad Max: Fury Road

All Critics (394) | Top Critics (51)

Happy end of the world.

Jun 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Mad Max: Fury Road delivers. There's no clearer or more succinct way to put it. 30 years after last appearing on the big screen, Max roars back with a vengeance.

May 23, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Even after two viewings, I feel as though I've only scratched the surface of Mad Max: Fury Road. George Miller's action fantasy is astonishingly dense for a big-budget spectacle, not only in its imagery and ideas but in the complex interplay between them.

May 22, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Believe all the hype: This movie will melt your face off.

May 16, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

I saw it twice and liked it vastly more the second time around, when I'd adjusted my expectations and had my bearings from the get-go. Then it became about digging the spectacle - not to mention the hilarious sexual politics.

May 15, 2015 | Full Review…

An A-plus B-movie that at times feels almost like a tone poem to early-'80s excess, a cross between a monster-truck rally and a Plasmatics concert.

May 15, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mad Max: Fury Road

I'm not a fan of the Mad Max franchise, but "Fury Road" was excellent! "Mad Max: Fury Road" has a decent story (albeit with plot holes aplenty) and interesting characters with marvelous costume, makeup and special effects. It's truly spectacular.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

½

This sequel and reboot of the classic action franchise brings Mad Max soaring vigorously back to life with a two hour action extravaganza that puts everything attempted in the original trilogy to shame. The original Mad Max trilogy was gritty and violent, but compared to the colorful landscapes and gorgeous scenery of Fury Road it looks like a totally different franchise. If this was the true vision of George Miller I'm glad he finally was able to put it on screen. My only complaint is that Tom Hardy's Max is not nearly as charismatic as Mel Gibson was in the original trilogy. I didn't connect with him like I did in the others, but luckily Max is more of a supporting character in this one that the main focus. Charlize Theron's Furiosa is more of the main lead and adds a great character and female action hero to cinema history. I also really enjoyed Nicholaus Hoult as Nux and Hugh Keays-Byrne return to the franchise with a memorable villain in Immortan Joe. If you like action movies, there's not reason not to watch the indescribable carnage George Miller has concocted with Fury Road.

Josh Lewis
Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

½

George Miller unleashes a feverish, ferocious film and it's an intense wild ride. Acrobatic "Mad Max: Fury Road" is thrilling and treats the audience to some astonishing action sequences. But the action doesn't dull the emotional impact and that's mainly due to Charlize Theron's fierce performance. "Mad Max: Fury Road" is a ride worth taking. Wall-to-wall pumped-up adrenalized fun, it's ridiculously good.

Tony Gandía
Tony Gandía

Super Reviewer

George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the most, lush and vivid movies I've seen in a long time. The cinematography for this film is an absolute marvel- showcasing the sprawling outback desert through hues of oranges and reds during the daytime, contrasting it with beautiful midnight blues at night. All this comes together to give the movie a very lively atmosphere. The score alleviates the sense of rush and is smartly used diegetically as well as non-diegetically. The action scenes are shot brilliantly with minimal special effect, furthering its case as a masterpiece. Finally the acting especially that of Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa is top-notch and no character is left needing further characterisation. Tom Hardy's Max is a man of little words, but the performances are so strong that the movie doesn't need dialogue in order to flourish. This movie is definitely not hyped up- go see it and then go see it again. Rating: 5/5

Jarrad Climpson
Jarrad Climpson

Super Reviewer

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