Postal Reviews

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April 25, 2019
The German Mr. Boll and the Canadian Mr. Knight seem to want to comment on American culture, but their bystander perspectives clearly do nothing to inform them how to maximize their material.
April 25, 2019
With Postal, Boll clearly set out to make history's most offensive, hateful movie. As is his custom, he failed spectacularly.
April 3, 2017
A bad movie based on a lousy video game. It barely works as a satire, and as a comedy only managed to extract a couple of laughs out of me. [Full review in Spanish]
November 17, 2011
Postal goes from offensive 9/11 comedy (window washers on the WTC) to trailer-park crudity and back with no rhyme or reason.
July 6, 2010
Although the best parts of Postal seem driven by a committed cast and a fearless sense of juvenile experimentation, there's little here that's consistently funny or original.
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.
October 6, 2008
The end result is a film that feels as though it's been conceived and executed by a third grader...
September 10, 2008
Most of the outrageousness is outrageous for the sake of being so outrageous.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 23, 2008
Quickly, the film turns nihilistic and very nasty.
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.
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.
May 23, 2008
Postal is largely just a byproduct of Boll's self-promotion, rendering the film itself, in essence, beside the point.
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