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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

United States, Australia, 1985


Mad Max becomes a pawn in a decadent oasis of technological society, and when exiled, becomes the deliverer of a colony of children.

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Directed by George Miller, George Ogilvie

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1986 | Nominee: Best Original Song - Motion Picture

In its no-holds-barred imaginative freedom, it is to the Mad Max franchise what the feverishly extravagant Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is to the Indiana Jones series—but instead of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’s sadism, Miller and Ogilvie instill a child-like measure of hope and the possibility of redemption to a dystopian environment previously bereft of it.
May 25, 2016
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The first 40 minutes—set almost exclusively in ruthless, proto-capitalist Bartertown—constitute Miller’s best filmmaking outside of BABE: PIG IN THE CITY: amoral, dynamically styled and chock full of rich visual detail. Aussie TV veteran George Oglivie is credited as co-director, but don’t be fooled— this is Miller’s show through and through.
March 22, 2013
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This most complex and intellectually ambitious entry in the Max saga ends up being the least substantial, tossing off ideas in a way designed to explain things without making you think about them—exactly the opposite approach from that of the first two films, which left most of the back-story unexplained and, despite the emphasis on raw, physical action, made you think a great deal. This Max, by contrast, is all in fun. But, to be fair, the film has an enthralling look and feel to it.
June 19, 2010
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