Il Postino: The Postman (Il Postino)
Il Postino: The Postman (Il Postino) (1995)

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: June 14, 1995
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2000
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
USA Today

The Postman (Il Postino) is slight, but it's tough to imagine anyone not liking it.

Emanuel Levy

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.

Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Romance, gorgeous words, and the beauty of Italy.

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Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian


Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Overrated, but powerful.

Cole Smithey

One of the most romantic movies ever made.

Michael Dequina

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
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An extremely slow, but heart warming little picture.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
It's almost too sweet, and not subtle at all... but it's a perfect crowd pleaser, romantic and earnest, a film from a forgotten era of film-making. I… More
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
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 V
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