The Postman Always Rings Twice
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The Postman Always Rings Twice
Bob Rafelson's remake of 1946's The Postman Always Rings Twice, with a screenplay by the award-winning playwright David Mamet, stars Jack Nicholson as Frank Chambers, a depression-era drifter who ends up at a diner run by Nick Papadakis (John Colicos), who offers Frank a job. Frank takes him up on the offer, but quickly begins a torrid affair with Nick's wife Cora (Jessica Lange). The adulterous lovers soon hatch a plan to kill Nick and share in the insurance payout. The second big-screen adaptation of the James M. Cain novel, the film garnered a certain degree of notoriety for the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With its earthy Sven Nykvist cinematography and its emphasis on the character's rumpled clothes and weathered homes, this Postman is like something from the [Bob] Rafelson of 10 years earlier: pensive and realistic."
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"A Steamy and suspenseful piece of film"
‑ Clint Morris, Film Threat
"A heated-up drama about sexual passion and obsession."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"OK, but unnecessary remake."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Not as good as the original, but not entirely dismissable"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Sexy and unnerving."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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