New Mad Max Fury Road Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics
Warner Bros. Pictures released their new action film, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” into theaters today, May 15th,2015, and all the reviews have been submitted from the top,major critics. It turns out that it resonated extremely well with most of them, getting a whopping 89 score out of a possible 100 across 42 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Charlize Theron, Megan Gale, Tom Hardy, John Howard, Nathan Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Richard Carter, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Courtney Eaton, Josh Helman, Jennifer Hagan, iOTA , Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer and Melita Jurisic. We’ve added blurbs from a couple of the critics, below.
Kenneth Turan over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a rocking 100 score, stating: “Mad Max: Fury Road will leave you speechless, which couldn’t be more appropriate. Words are not really the point when it comes to dealing with this barn-burner of a post-apocalyptic extravaganza in which sizzling, unsettling images are the order of the day.”
Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal, gave it a 100 score also, stating: “The loveliest part of Mad Max: Fury Road is its grungy, quasi-Gothic imagery — the production was designed by Colin Gibson and photographed by John Seale. And the fullest flowering of its images can be found in its muscle cars, muscle trucks, muscle trailers and muscle buggies.”
A.O. Scott over at The New York Times, gave it a 100 grade. He stated: “Even in the most chaotic fights and collisions, everything makes sense. This is not a matter of realism — come on, now — but of imaginative discipline. And Mr. Miller demonstrates that great action filmmaking is not only a matter of physics but of ethics as well. There is cause and effect; there are choices and consequences.”
Ty Burr over at the Boston Globe, gave it another 100 score, saying: “The shock, really, is how tender Mad Max: Fury Road ultimately becomes. The film just wraps that tenderness in one of the most epic action extravaganzas of recent years. It’s enough to renew your faith in movies.”
Brian Tallerico from the RogerEbert.com, gave it a 100 score. He said: “From its very first scenes, Fury Road vibrates with the energy of a veteran filmmaker working at the top of his game, pushing us forward without the cheap special effects or paper-thin characters that have so often defined the modern summer blockbuster.”
Richard Roeper over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 100 grade, claiming: “It’s all perfectly, wonderfully, fantastically crazy. Amidst all those ingenious, power-packed road warrior sequences, Fury Road contains a surprising amount of depth and character development.”
Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a 100 grade. He stated: “Strap in, load up and hang on because Mad Max: Fury Road is a freaky, ballsy, phenomenal ride.”
Lou Lumenick over at the New York Post, gave it a 100 grade, saying: “This spectacularly great reboot is surprisingly owned not by Hardy, who is fine, but by Charlize Theron.”
Alonso Duralde over at TheWrap, gave it a 95 grade, stating: “Where Fury Road stands apart from so much of today’s action cinema is that the human element remains front and center.”
Justin Chang from Variety, gave it a 90 score. He said: “There is gargantuan excess here, to be sure — and no shortage of madness — but there is also an astonishing level of discipline.”
Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it an 88 score, stating: “Mad Max: Fury Road kicked my ass hard. It’ll kick yours. So get prepped for a new action classic. You won’t know what hit you.”
Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it an 80 grade. He said: “The first two Max features ran barely 90 minutes and it takes guts and real confidence to dare push a straight chase film with very little dialogue to two hours. But Miller has pulled it off by coming up with innumerable new elements to keep the action compelling.”
Michael O’Sullivan from the Washington Post, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “To say that there is also a monomania to the film is, if anything, an understatement. But it is precisely that sense of tunnel vision that makes Fury Road such a pulse-pounding pleasure.”
Claudia Puig over at USA Today, gave it a 75 grade. She stated: “When the original filmmaker upgrades and expands on an idea and uses new technology while retaining the essence of the original story, it can be just the ticket for jaded moviegoers. Such is the case with Mad Max: Fury Road, an operatic extravaganza of thrilling action and nearly non-stop mayhem.”
Michael Phillips over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 75 grade. He said: “The creator of the original “Mad Max” trilogy has whipped up a gargantuan grunge symphony of vehicular mayhem that makes “Furious 7” look like “Curious George.”
Chris Nashawaty over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75 score. He said: “When you get past Miller’s orgy of loco action sequences—and they’re so good, you may not need to—the story is pretty thin.”
Finally, Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 grade. He stated: “Yet all this wit and effort and occasional beauty is in the service of a movie that is little more than a two-hour chase scene, one that seems founded on the assumption that if you show one set of people chasing another, that’s enough to get an audience excited: Oh, no, let’s hope they don’t get caught!” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.