Maximum Overdrive
Maximum Overdrive (1986)

After radiation from a comet showers the earth, inanimate tractor-trailers come to life and terrorize a group of people trapped in a rest stop. The manager (Pat Hingle) and a prisoner on parole (Emilio Estevez) organize the defense of the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 25, 1986
DVD Release Date: April 10, 2001
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

Stephen King has admitted himself that he was coked out of his mind during the making of this. Well... duh!

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Maximum Crap. It sorta revived AC/DC, if that matters.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

" 'Maximum Tedium' -- the year

Steve Crum

Truck stop attacked by mechanical objects, including trucks, gone awry! Based on Stephen King story.

Brian Mckay

Most of the characters are so annoying that you want them to die ... a recipe' for a railroad-spike lobotomy migraine

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Scott Weinberg

When Novelists Direct!

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This is why other people usually direct King's writing.

Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)

A suitably schlocky Stephen King story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Fun and funny until it totally isn't, "Maximum Overdrive" is a brutal, gory, and unnecessary film that strives too hard for a shock rather than… More
Keiko Aya
What can I say Maximum Overdrive is a major guilty pleasure and it is one of my favorite movies ever! It?s so sad to see that Stephen king never Directed… More
Lee ?
Whilst earth travels through the tail end of a comet trail all the machines in the world go haywire and start to turn violently on their human creators with… More
Alex roy
This is Stephen King Directorial debut and also his last. This film plays out more like a comedy horror film. I personally enjoyed the film simply for the fact… More
Aj V
One of my favourite machines gone haywire movies ever! First of all it's directed by King himself, not just written by him! It's got Emilio Estevez,… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
"The happening" whishes it was this movie. Also, AC/DC doing the soundtrack.

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