Maximum Overdrive
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Writer-director Stephen King falls short in his debut at the helm with Maximum Overdrive, an absurd tale about a radiation storm that somehow animates machines across the world, causing them to turn on their makers. The film focuses on a group of survivors held captive at the Dixie Boy Diner by a group of bad-tempered semis. Led by Emilio Estevez, the diner-goers do their impression of Ten Little Indians, waiting their turn until each gets bumped off one by one. There are holes in the plot big enough for the semis to drive through; for example, why don't the trucks run over the diner at… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

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"Stephen King has admitted himself that he was coked out of his mind during the making of this. Well... duh!"
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"Maximum Crap. It sorta revived AC/DC, if that matters."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"" 'Maximum Tedium' -- the year"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Truck stop attacked by mechanical objects, including trucks, gone awry! Based on Stephen King story."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Most of the characters are so annoying that you want them to die ... a recipe' for a railroad-spike lobotomy migraine"
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"When Novelists Direct!"
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"This is why other people usually direct King's writing."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A suitably schlocky Stephen King story."
‑ Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia)
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