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Mad Max Fury Road

Year : 2015 Director : George Miller Running Time : 120 Genre :
Movie review score
5/5

What’s it about?
Max escapes a post-apocalyptic cult and ends up unlikely allies with a group of fellow escapees. Explosions and car chases ensue.

What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: Gloriously insane or  insanely glorious? To be honest it’s both. I am gobsmacked. In a quite simplistic plot, Miller has taken some huge risks but they have all paid off. Females who are strong characters in their own right. Over-the-top interpretations of religion and in-movie soundtrack guitars and drums. Very little dialogue. Any and all of these could have gone wrong but it’s all part of an escalation of action and adrenalin that leaves you breathless. It’s brutal, unrelenting and so much fun. Are there some problems? Yes. Do I care? No.

If all movies were like this I would never sleep again.

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3 Responses so far.

  1. Kris says:

    How can you give it such a good score if you’ve acknowledged there were problems?? Me no understand.

    • Sometimes Kris a movie – like other art – defies examination. It’s simply about how it makes you feel. This is one of those pieces. About a quarter of the audience in my preview screening just sat there until the credits finished. We weren’t waiting for easter eggs: we just didn’t want to leave.

  2. Andrew Lawson says:

    WOW!!! It never stopped! Can you give something more than 5/5?

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