Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

Director George Miller's follow-up to his own 1979 hit Mad Max is proof that not all sequels are inferior to their originals. If anything, this brutal sci-fi action film is even more intense and exciting than its predecessor, although… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 25, 1997
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Consensus: The Road Warrior is everything a bigger-budgeted Mad Max sequel with should be: bigger, faster, louder, but definitely not dumber.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Exhilarating entertainment -- and a textbook for sophisticated, popular moviemaking.

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Director Miller keeps the pic moving with cyclonic force, photography by Dean Semler is first class, editing is supertight, and Brian May's music is stirring.

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An all-action movie that delivers all the violence and entertainment you could want.

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James Berardinelli

A straightforward action/adventure film, filled to the brim with over-the-top chases and stunts.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

For pure rhythm and visual panache, Miller has few real competitors; the climactic chase, with its deft variation of tempo and point of view, is a minor masterpiece.

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Bob McCabe
Empire Magazine

Gibson is suprisingly uncharismatic, but Miller makes up for it with whizz bang action.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A film of pure action, of kinetic energy organized around the barest possible bones of a plot.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Miller's choreography of his innumerable vehicles is so extraordinary that it makes Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark look like a kid fooling with Dinky Toys.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Perhaps needless to say, this is the film that made Mel Gibson an international star.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
The story continues as 'Max Rockatansky' is now a roaming lone wolf, a highway mercenary who does what he can for precious fuel and to survive. Just… More
KJ Proulx
With such an adrenaline fuelled storyline, this sequel to the "Mad Max" trilogy is far superior to the first. With better action sets, better location… More
Dan Schultz
A capable sequel to the first apocalyptic wasteland film concerning a now vengeful, angry Max (Mel Gibson), who decides to help a small town, rich in gasoline… More
Lucas Martins
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, is the sequel of the unforgettable saga of mystical and lone rebel Max. With much more action the the first film, The Road Warrior… More
xGary Xx
Mad Max 2 is one of that rarest of breeds; a sequel that actually surpasses the original. Like Desperado and Evil Dead 2, it is a big budget reinvention of the… More
Chris Weber
This is easily one of those cases where the sequel is in fact quite superior to the original. You don't necessarily have to have seen the first to get… More

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