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Postal Reviews

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
May 22, 2008
The distinction of being Boll's best film is hardly a compliment in the grand scheme of things, sort of like being the wealthiest homeless person.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
May 21, 2008
This movie's about as dangerous (or as funny) as a mouthy, caffeinated teen punk from the suburbs who just saw his first s***-flinging GG Allin performance on YouTube.
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
Scott Weinberg
October 7, 2007
From the scoring and lighting to the acting and editing, the thing wouldn't earn a passing grade from even the most lenient film professor at the chintziest community college.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Edward Douglas
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
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
September 17, 2007
Deliriously tasteless Postal may be, but it is also, to borrow a phrase from one of its minor characters, 'the place where laughter died.'
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 18, 2008
Having already demonstrated the worst that the horror, action and fantasy genres have to offer, Uwe Boll tries his hand at political/cultural satire with Postal and comes up with something smelling awfully similar to feces.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Bill Gibron
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
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
May 22, 2008
It is funny at times and shows that even he has a sense of humor about himself. It's just a shame what direction he chose to take the film because I feel had he taken in seriously, instead of trying to shock us, he might have actual touched on something
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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
Cole Smithey
April 20, 2008
Uwe Boll is the epitome of a hack director who thinks that putting an Osama impersonator and a George Bush lookalike together in a scene will automatically make some comic impression. It just made me sleepy.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
May 22, 2008
How does Uwe Boll keep getting work? Seriously, this is not a rhetorical question -- someone, somewhere surely must know the answer.
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
Adam Fendelman
April 29, 2008
Avian flu, atomic bombs and solidarity are the main themes throughout this opus of insufferable screen time while nausea seems to be the only thing you take with you when the film comes to its nuclear holocaust of a closing.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Paul Brenner
May 22, 2008
nihilistic and nasty
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Eric Kohn
New York Press
May 21, 2008
It's Boll's knuckleheaded misinterpretation of topical humor that really gets me.
Peter Sobczynski
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
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.
Matt Pais
May 22, 2008
Proves the director is the industry leader at accomplishing the exact opposite of what he intends.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
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