The Postman Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for The Postman the Movie

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It's postapocalypse time (the year's 2013), with a nameless drifter (Costner) assuming the role of a postal carrier in order to bring hope to a devasted town terrorized by maruading hooligans, led by General Bethlehem (Patton). If you fancy deadpan dialogue and can swallow the image of a mail carrier as the symbol for patriotism, then this one's for you. Overall, Costner offers nothing new to the genre of the stranger offering hope, and soon flick becomes a cornball exercise and extravagant waste of time for all involved. Costner's first directing effort since "Dances with Wolves." It's time someone told Kevin to get out of the epic business and stick to the "everyday Joe" roles.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 170 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Sci Fi, Post-Apocalypse, Going Postal, Rock Stars on Film, Future Shock
Brian Helgeland, Eric Roth
Kevin Costner, Larenz Tate, Will Patton, Olivia Williams, James Russo, Tom Petty, Daniel von Bargen, Scott Bairstow, Giovanni Ribisi, Roberta Maxwell, Joe Santos, Peggy Lipton, Ron McLarty, Rex Linn, Todd Allen, Shawn Hatosy
Stephen Windon
Kevin Costner
James Newton Howard
Jim Wilson, Steve Tisch, Kevin Costner, TIG Productions, Warner Bros.


Golden Raspberries 1997: Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Costner), Worst Director (Costner), Worst Screenplay, Worst Song (Entire Song Score).

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