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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the great cruel jokes in early film noir."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Whilst the Jack/Jessica version was entertaining it was seemingly only interested in 'pushing the envelope', this film doesn't need to do any of that - and doesn't - it just plays out the story, and that's gripping enough."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"A potent noir study of people falling victim to their own desires"
‑ Dan Jardine, All Movie Guide
"what it lacks in sex it gains in passions of other sorts. It smolders."
‑ Mark Athitakis, Filmcritic.com
"The movie is not a wild river but a humid delta of stagnant frustration and stymied movement, so it's all the more impressive that it's such a gripping spectatorial experience."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Part sultry romance, part mystery thriller, the movie continues to keep audiences involved with its edgy character relationships and unforeseen tensions."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Garfield and Turner electrify; there's no nudity or on-screen sex in the picture, yet the erotic charge between these two is incredibly potent."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) is one of the best film noirs of all time - and one of the earliest prototypes of today's 'erotic thrillers.'"
‑ Tim Dirks, Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
"...has little of the insinuating nature of the best film noir."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Better than the remake"
‑ Bob Ross, Tampa Tribune
"The magic in the film is in the chemical reaction between Garfield and Lana, their performances are sizzling."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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