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An attempt at political satire that lacks any wit or relevance, Postal is nonetheless one of Uwe Boll's more successful films -- for what it's worth. Read critic reviews

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A phony cult leader (Dave Foley) hires a jobless trailer-park denizen (Zack Ward) to help him carry out his plot to save his compound from closure. Meanwhile, Osama bin Laden and his minions plan to lace copies of a popular cartoon character with biological agents.

Cast & Crew

Dave Foley
Uncle Dave
Ralf Moeller
Officer John
Chris Spencer
Officer Greg
Uwe Boll
Director
Uwe Boll
Producer
Shawn Williamson
Producer
Uwe Boll
Executive Producer
Mathias Neumann
Cinematographer
Julian Clarke
Film Editor
John Alvarez
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Joanne Leblanc
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Critic Reviews for Postal

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (42)

  • With Postal, Boll clearly set out to make history's most offensive, hateful movie. As is his custom, he failed spectacularly.

    April 25, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • Postal goes from offensive 9/11 comedy (window washers on the WTC) to trailer-park crudity and back with no rhyme or reason.

    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    October 18, 2008 | Rating: 0/4
  • 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.

    May 30, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    May 23, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    May 23, 2008 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Postal

  • Aug 10, 2014
    You know it's gonna be terrible when you see Boll's name on the poster. It was actually better than I expected, I had a few laughs. It stayed true to the notorious video game of the same name, being a massive fan of the game, I was actually satisfied with Boll's writing and direction.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 10, 2010
    Postal is a better film by director Uwe Boll. Postal is based on the controversial video game of the same name, and the film is politically incorrect. The film is pretty funny and does a good job at entertaining. Uwe Boll manages to direct a competent film, and it's not dreadful like Alone In The Dark, Bloodrayne, House Of The Dead and In The Name Of The King. A decent enough comedy with politically incorrect laughs to be had, Postal is a live action version of South Park.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Apr 02, 2010
    Boredom is a very dangerous state of being, and you may encounter despicably bad films when changing channels randomly. When this film started, the opening credits suddenly displayed the magic words: "directed by UWE BOLL" I got extremely scared, like if my heart wanted to come out of my chest and start running away. My instinctive reaction was to grab the controller as quickly as I could, but just when I had my thumb on the button, something inside me (perhaps a possessing demon, like if I knew...) convinced me not to avoid the film and started watching it. I had already survived House of the Dead and Alone in the Dark, so... could Boll make shittier films? I had to find out. Many times it has been said: Curiosity killed the cat. Nevertheless, it didn't happen this time. The film is incredibly bad, and I know a line has been crossed when the director makes an appearance as himself and starts to worship his own past films including his current videogame adaptation. Beyond that, I found the film to be preposterously forced and unfunny, like watching a porn film that is, at the same time, the lamest political satire ever made mixed with the insane humor of Simon Pegg. However, Boll surpassed himself this time, and I really will support the following idea for generations to come: that this is the best he will ever be able to do. 'Nuff said. Besides, I must accept that the "What is the difference between a duck?" line made me smile. Yup, that's the greatest triumph of the film for me. Oh, and for the ones rating this with only half a star, there are considerably worse films out there. This had a better photography (haha!), and remember that hating Owe Boll is getting less cool each time. He's still an @ss, naturally. 30/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 07, 2010
    Congratulations Toilet Boll! <i>Postal</i> absolutely sucks! This is a shocker. Oh wait, no it isn't.<p>This film may only be <b>loosely</b> based on the video game by the same name, but this monstrosity is so crappy that it still gives the game a bad name. This movie is not funny, not entertaining, and much too long. Seriously, the 1 hour 40 minutes feels like an eternity.</p><p>The movie is supposed to be wacky and over the top, but this film still goes nowhere. Boll's attempt at humor is executed poorly in a story with plot holes, which shouldn't matter, but they do anyway. Boll just continues to find ways to disappoint.</p><p>Zack Ward is unimpressive, Dave Foley has full frontal nudity, and J.K. Simmons lowers his reputation just by taking a role in this abomination. At least there are a handful of scantily clad women to look at. Their acting, on the other hand, is also "scantily clad." To top it all off, Toilet Boll actually appears as himself. As if this movie isn't bad enough, but now his face appears on the screen and his voice is heard.</p><p><i>Postal</i> is a picture that fails at every turn. Avoid it at all costs and move on.</p>
    JY S Super Reviewer

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