Postal Reviews

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John Anderson
Newsday
October 18, 2008
Convinced that Arab terrorists are inherently hilarious, and that shooting fish in the leaky barrel of American pop culture takes marksmanship, Boll is a boor, and a symptom of something sad and dehumanizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 6, 2008
The end result is a film that feels as though it's been conceived and executed by a third grader...
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 26, 2008
Boll mistakes shock for satire and crudity for cleverness in this desperately unfunny, hopelessly clueless catalogue of the ills of America... that ends up rejoicing in what it believes it is sending up.
Chris Carle
IGN Movies
June 12, 2008
The second half of the movie is a mess with only light humor and some audacious bits to liven up the mood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 5, 2008
I guess you could call it a "satire," but it doesn't particularly care to take the time or energy to spin the satire in any meaningful way; it merely thunders over all its ideas like a rabid elephant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
May 30, 2008
If this movie had been made by an unknown young director, a lot of critics would still be panning the movie for its inconsistencies -- but many others would be praising his courage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chad Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
May 30, 2008
Boll's self-inflicted dose of Schadenfreude is the only sure shot in this miserable misfire of a satire, which aims for "campy," but hits "crappy" instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
May 29, 2008
Is it funny? Not really, but it has isolated flashes of inspiration. Elsewhere, the film is a jumbled, needlessly violent mess, sloppily edited and feckless in its attempts at political satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
May 23, 2008
Almost worth watching because it's so unbelievably abysmal that you can't believe any filmmaker, let alone one as hated as Dr. Boll, would deliberately make light of such subjects in order to shock and offend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 23, 2008
Fearlessness isn't inherently funny: Postal's touches of wit are lost in the flying body parts, gross-out gags, and the full frontal spectacle of Foley's no-longer-private parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 23, 2008
Postal strikes me as marginally superior to Morgan Spurlock's merely boneheaded Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden? But that's like saying Moe is smarter than Curly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 23, 2008
It's hard to imagine a worse movie will come out this year, and yet Boll's growing notoriety has already earned the trailer millions of hits on YouTube. Ed Wood never had it so good.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2008
Postal is largely just a byproduct of Boll's self-promotion, rendering the film itself, in essence, beside the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
May 23, 2008
In short, we have a trainwreck of a comedy that goes on far longer than you'd care to watch an actual trainwreck, trying too hard to be offensive the entire time and delivering its jokes with the timing of a 2-year-old with a mixing spoon and a soup-pot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
May 23, 2008
Infantile, irreverent and boorish to the max, Postal explodes with bad attitude and lousy filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Harris
Globe and Mail
May 23, 2008
This reviewer is not easy to offend, but is very easy to bore. And I was bored out of my tree for most of Boll's lamely conceived, cliché-ridden debacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
May 23, 2008
Indeed, Postal is THAT kind of movie, one that substitutes rancor for real wit, that utilizes splatter when a few script rewrites would have worked much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Tallerico
The Deadbolt
May 23, 2008
What's wrong with Postal can be summed up pretty easily - it's a comedy that's never once funny.
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
May 23, 2008
Twice as violent and half as funny as anything resembling a good movie, it's still a hell of a ride
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
May 22, 2008
Imagine what "Catch-22" might have been like if it had been written by that creepy grade-school classmate of yours who was always talking about how cool it would be to stick a cherry bomb under that dead squirrel he found on the side of the road
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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