The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 20, 1981
DVD Release Date: August 27, 1997
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Noel Murray
The Dissolve

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.

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Clint Morris
Film Threat

A Steamy and suspenseful piece of film

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A heated-up drama about sexual passion and obsession.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

OK, but unnecessary remake.

Emanuel Levy

Not as good as the original, but not entirely dismissable

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Sexy and unnerving.

Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Nicholson plays a drifter closely rooted to his basic animalistic tendencies. Lange plays a similar type of woman, currently pretending otherwise. When they… More
Jennifer D
Redeeming quality: Jack Nicholson.
Jim Hunter
What is most striking about this film are the performances by the leads. I've grown up taking for granted the fact that Jack Nicholson is a great actor… More
jay nixon
a real disappointment, stick with the lana turner/john garfield original. even with the 40's restrictions that one is so much more sensual and… More
Conner Rainwater
When you‚??re trying to find a true Neo-Noir, this is hard to beat. Not only does it keep the safe feel and raunchy plotline as most Film Noirs of the late 30s… More