The Postman
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Kevin Costner directed and stars in this adaptation of David Brin's science fiction novel The Postman (1985), first published in 1982 issues of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Costner's return to directing after his Oscar-winning Dances With Wolves(1990) is a futuristic epic depicting the aftermath of a destructive war. Some 16 years from the present day, America has been turned into a wasteland of separated communities minus a national government. A vagabond (Costner) who travels through these little villages performing Shakespeare is captured by marauders known as the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...wasn't bad for the first two hours, but then kept going another hour"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson,
"Not as bad as everyone says, but still not worth seeing."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Die-hard Kevin Costner fans may find themselves changing their mind after seeing this overlong, lumbering mess, a miserable failure in just about every respect."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"The first half of Costner's The Postman is actually quite interesting, but it falters badly in the second half with a few unintentional howlers."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"Emblazons hope as a powerful spiritual force."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"All bloated spectacle studded with leaden attempts at humor."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"A good idea hopelessly strangled by Kevin Costner's ernestness."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"The postman doesn't deliver on Christmas Day, and 'The Postman,' Kevin Costner's Christmas gift to America, doesn't deliver much in the way of entertainment, regardless of what day it is."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The year is 2013. There is no order. There is no peace. Return to sender. Audience unknown."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
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