The Postman
The Postman (1997)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 25, 1997
DVD Release Date: June 23, 1998
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Luke Y. Thompson

...wasn't bad for the first two hours, but then kept going another hour

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Not as bad as everyone says, but still not worth seeing.

Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

All bloated spectacle studded with leaden attempts at humor.

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Chuck O'Leary

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.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Emblazons hope as a powerful spiritual force.

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Michael Dequina

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.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A good idea hopelessly strangled by Kevin Costner's ernestness.

Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

The year is 2013. There is no order. There is no peace. Return to sender. Audience unknown.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Costner plays with an unlikely concept: that the little threads that form society are among the most resonant , like a thing as easily dismissable as the… More
Jason Spencer
I had to bump this one up a little after giving it another watch. It's an excellent movie with a great cast that pulls off every role. Costner plays the… More
Alex roy
Considering all the flack that The Postman has received, I'm surprised that I enjoyed the film, and that it is actually pretty good. The film is certainly… More
Red Lats
What happens after the world as we know it disappears? The postman saves the day! Alright, its a corny movie, and too long. But I enjoyed the premise of the… More
Mike S
Sometimes I feel kind of sorry for Kevin Costner. Two out of two post-apocalyptic movies he's made, that both flopped and were torn a new one by the… More
danny d
Underrated. The critics get this one wrong. Perfect story about the little guy, reminds me of Ben Franklin.

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