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The Postman Always Rings Twice Reviews

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
November 30, 2015
Gripping tale doubles as allegory about exploited workers and economic revolt.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 19, 2014
One of the great cruel jokes in early film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
February 8, 2012
The movie is not a wild river but a humid delta of stagnant frustration and stymied movement, so it's all the more impressive that it's such a gripping spectatorial experience.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Cole Smithey
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
May 6, 2005
Whilst the Jack/Jessica version was entertaining it was seemingly only interested in 'pushing the envelope', this film doesn't need to do any of that - and doesn't - it just plays out the story, and that's gripping enough.
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 28, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 16, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 16, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 10, 2004
Part sultry romance, part mystery thriller, the movie continues to keep audiences involved with its edgy character relationships and unforeseen tensions.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rebecca Murray
December 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 5, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 9, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Ross
Tampa Tribune
July 25, 2002
Better than the remake
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Jardine
All Movie Guide
June 27, 2002
The characters are corrupt at a level so basic that no amount of absolution can cleanse them of their sins
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 1, 2000
Garfield and Turner electrify; there's no nudity or on-screen sex in the picture, yet the erotic charge between these two is incredibly potent.
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) is one of the best film noirs of all time - and one of the earliest prototypes of today's 'erotic thrillers.'
Mark Athitakis
January 1, 2000
what it lacks in sex it gains in passions of other sorts. It smolders.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The magic in the film is in the chemical reaction between Garfield and Lana, their performances are sizzling.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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