• Released
  • August 20, 1981
  • R , 1 hr 35 min
  • Action/Adventure
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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Synopsis
Loner lawman Mad Max (Mel Gibson) fights bikers for wasteland gas.
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Variety

Director Miller keeps the pic moving with cyclonic force, photography by Dean Semler is first class, editing is supertight, and Brian May’s...
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90

Time

By Richard Corliss
Miller suggests violence; he does not exploit it. He throws the viewer off-balance by mixing the ricochet rhythms of his chase scenes with...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The experience is frightening, sometimes disgusting, and (if the truth be told) exhilarating. This is very skillful filmmaking, and Mad Max...
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80

Newsweek

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For the eternal adolescents of the '80s, "Warrior" is even more primal fun than its predecessor. Miller has perfected the popup Spielberg...
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80

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
In its stripped-down, cannily cinematic way, it's one of the most imaginative Australian films yet released in this country. It has no...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior is a straightforward action/adventure film, filled to the brim with over-the-top chases and stunts.
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70

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
The Road Warrior is ferocious and unpredictable. It's energetic. It's peculiar. It's big and it's dirty. But mostly it's cosmically...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Just as John Carpenter seems to generate box-office smashes incidentally to his search for intriguing shades of blue, Miller is so enthused...
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63

Miami Herald

By Bill Cosford
The Road Warrior shows what happens when filmmakers learn something on their way to the sequel. Though the action here follows a predictable...
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Rated R | For Medium Level Violence