Mad Max

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Outlandish post-apocalyptic action is too brutal for kids.

R 1979 93 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 25 reviews

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age 18+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 3+

The best action film

This is an awesome series that you should watch. Yes it has sone themes but if you have seen any slasher film or any R rated action film you should be fine

This title has:

Too much violence

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