Il Postino: The Postman
Il Postino: The Postman (1994)

In this remake of the 1983 Ardiente Paciencia by Antonio Skarmeta, the time and place have been changed to Italy in the 1950s, but the relationship between the Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda and Mario (Massimo Troisi), the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 14, 2000
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Romance, gorgeous words, and the beauty of Italy.

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Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

Zzzzzzzzzzzz.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Overrated, but powerful.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

One of the most romantic movies ever made.

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Works on so many different levels--as a tribute to the power and beauty of poetry; as a tale of brotherhood; and as a charmingly quirky romance.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

An extremely slow, but heart warming little picture.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A mildly charming fable, about an Italian postman who eins the heart of a local girl through the heartfelt poetry of a legendary port, the film became cause celebre when star Massimo Troisi died one day after the shoot was over.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

A sweet and likable romantic fable until the finale strains for import.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Jan Marc Macababayao
The Postman is a beautiful fictional work that reveres words, metaphors, and inspiration. A solemn praise to poetry, grace, and simplicity. Treasured.
Arash Xak
I really felt sorry for Massimo Troisi himself & his character in the movie at the same time
AJ Verser
I watched this in my Spanish class once for some reason, it's in Italian, though. We also saw the play the film was based on. It's a good romance… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Massimo Troisi's last big goodbye. great soundtrack by Luis Bacalov. the simplicity and beauty of Italy at its best. A lovely, touching, marvel of a film
danny d
a wonderful tale of a man with nothing but becomes something because of his interaction with the famed poet pablo neruda. many of the details about the life of… More
John Ballantine
This is the one that doesn't star Kevin Costner. The Italian Postman is an absolute delight with a romance mixed in with Pablo Neruda. Who wouldda thunk of… More