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Critics are already calling Mad Max: Fury Road the best film of the summer

Time to book your tickets.

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MAD MAX FURY Road, the fourth installment of the dystopian franchise, reaches our cinemas on Friday.

To say people are looking forward to it is an understatement.

The first reviews for the film, which opens the Cannes Film Festival this Thursday, have begun to surface and it looks like good news for rabid Mad Max fans.

Critics are praising both Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron for their turns in the film, whilst also commending the film as a whole load of fun.

Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Variety described the film as “two hours of ferocious, unfettered B-movie bliss ” and “exhilarating gonzo entertainment”.

Mad Max: Fury Road Premiere - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

In fact, the publication basically likens it to heaven.

…ascends to that rare level of action-movie nirvana where a filmmaker’s sheer exuberance in every detail becomes one with the audience’s pleasure.

The Guardian is similarly hyperbolic…

Mad Max: Fury Road Premiere - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

The newspaper’s film critic Peter Bradshaw wrote that it was “extravagantly deranged, ear-splittingly cacophonous, and entirely over the top”.

He awarded it four stars and concluded that it was “entirely demented”.

While Vanity Fair predicted it would be the best thing we’d see this summer

Mad Max: Fury Road Premiere - Los Angeles Source: AP/Press Association Images

The magazine says that the blockbuster is a “daring, fascinating, thrilling jolt of original energy”.

I doubt there will be a more rousing potential blockbuster released this summer. Go see it. It’s maddeningly good.

Well, we’re sold.

Empire gave it five stars and called it “the work of a visionary”

Warner Bros. CinemaCon 2015 - Las Vegas Source: AP/Press Association Images

Max’s re-enfranchisement is a triumph of barking-mad imagination, jaw-dropping action, crackpot humour, and acting in the face of a hurricane.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film has received just one lone bad review thus far.

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From The Daily Mirror of all places.

The paper called the film “depressingly hollow”.

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Oh well, you can’t please everyone.

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