Postal

Critics Consensus

An attempt at political satire that lacks any wit or relevance, Postal is nonetheless one of Uwe Boll's more successful films -- for what it's worth.

9%

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Total Count: 46

34%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 81,857
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Notorious, critic-boxing director Uwe Boll takes the helm for this adaptation of the controversial video game that ignited controversy across the globe and is actually illegal to own in Australia and New Zealand. Dude (Zack Ward) is an unemployed slacker currently subsisting on Social Security until he lands his next job. Dude's uncle Dave (Dave Foley) is a cult leader currently in dire financial straits. When Uncle Dave hatches a plan to rip off a local amusement park, Dude sees the heist as the perfect opportunity to make a little extra cash. Unfortunately for Dude and Uncle Dave, the Taliban are all set to execute the exact same heist. Erick Avari, Seymour Cassel, Verne Troyer, Larry Thomas, and J.K. Simmons star in a deliberately over-the-top action comedy that is sure to garner as much controversy as the video game that inspired it.

Cast

Dave Foley
as Uncle Dave
J.K. Simmons
as Candidate Welles
Ralf Moeller
as Officer John
Verne Troyer
as Himself
Chris Spencer
as Officer Greg
Larry Thomas
as Osama bin Laden
Michael Paré
as Panhandler
Brent Mendenhall
as George W. Bush
Rick Hoffman
as Mr. Blither
Uwe Boll
as Himself
Jonathan Bruce
as Harry the Wheelchair Guy
Carrie Genzel
as Reporter Gayle
Geoff Gustafson
as Morning Show Host
Derek Anderson
as Retarded Taliban
Marlaina Stewartt
as Older Lady in Audience
Michael Robinson
as Seminar Speaker
Bill Mondy
as Mob Leader
Zachary Webb
as Parking Guard
William Veroni
as Baby in Carriage
Colin Foo
as Ticket Holder
Christine Lippa
as TV Host No.1
Mark Brandon
as TV Host No.2
Myfanwy Meilen
as TV Host No.3
Helena Yea
as Woman Driver
Reese Alexander
as Police Officer
Steffen Mennekes
as Ass-Kissing Employee
Michael Shore
as Man Shopper
Richard Ian Cox
as Coffee Customer
Mike Dopud
as Security Guard No.1
Ed Anders
as Security Guard No.2
Michael Eklund
as Disgruntled Man
Tony Alcantar
as Angry Man
David Adams
as IRS Agent No.1
Robert Clarke
as IRS Agent No.2
Rick Faraci
as Plane Passenger No.1
Bryan C. Knight
as Plane Passenger No.2
David Ward
as Gluttco Singing Employee No.11
Patrick Barich
as Gluttco Singing Employee No.12
Daniel Clarke
as Window Washer
Brock Johnson
as Creepy Masturbating Guy
Nicolette Bu
as Little Germany Staff Hot Woman No.11
Brandie Coe
as Little Germany Staff Hot Woman No.12
Doris Blomgren
as Old Woman Bomb Maker
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Critic Reviews for Postal

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (42)

  • With Postal, Boll clearly set out to make history's most offensive, hateful movie. As is his custom, he failed spectacularly.

    Apr 25, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

    Nathan Rabin

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • Postal goes from offensive 9/11 comedy (window washers on the WTC) to trailer-park crudity and back with no rhyme or reason.

    Nov 17, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Convinced that Arab terrorists are inherently hilarious, and that shooting fish in the leaky barrel of American pop culture takes marksmanship, Boll is a boor, and a symptom of something sad and dehumanizing.

    Oct 18, 2008 | Rating: 0/4

    John Anderson

    Newsday
    Top Critic
  • If this movie had been made by an unknown young director, a lot of critics would still be panning the movie for its inconsistencies -- but many others would be praising his courage.

    May 30, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Postal strikes me as marginally superior to Morgan Spurlock's merely boneheaded Where in the World Is Osama bin Laden? But that's like saying Moe is smarter than Curly.

    May 23, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • It's hard to imagine a worse movie will come out this year, and yet Boll's growing notoriety has already earned the trailer millions of hits on YouTube. Ed Wood never had it so good.

    May 23, 2008 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Postal

  • Aug 10, 2014
    You know it's gonna be terrible when you see Boll's name on the poster. It was actually better than I expected, I had a few laughs. It stayed true to the notorious video game of the same name, being a massive fan of the game, I was actually satisfied with Boll's writing and direction.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 10, 2010
    Postal is a better film by director Uwe Boll. Postal is based on the controversial video game of the same name, and the film is politically incorrect. The film is pretty funny and does a good job at entertaining. Uwe Boll manages to direct a competent film, and it's not dreadful like Alone In The Dark, Bloodrayne, House Of The Dead and In The Name Of The King. A decent enough comedy with politically incorrect laughs to be had, Postal is a live action version of South Park.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Apr 02, 2010
    Boredom is a very dangerous state of being, and you may encounter despicably bad films when changing channels randomly. When this film started, the opening credits suddenly displayed the magic words: "directed by UWE BOLL" I got extremely scared, like if my heart wanted to come out of my chest and start running away. My instinctive reaction was to grab the controller as quickly as I could, but just when I had my thumb on the button, something inside me (perhaps a possessing demon, like if I knew...) convinced me not to avoid the film and started watching it. I had already survived House of the Dead and Alone in the Dark, so... could Boll make shittier films? I had to find out. Many times it has been said: Curiosity killed the cat. Nevertheless, it didn't happen this time. The film is incredibly bad, and I know a line has been crossed when the director makes an appearance as himself and starts to worship his own past films including his current videogame adaptation. Beyond that, I found the film to be preposterously forced and unfunny, like watching a porn film that is, at the same time, the lamest political satire ever made mixed with the insane humor of Simon Pegg. However, Boll surpassed himself this time, and I really will support the following idea for generations to come: that this is the best he will ever be able to do. 'Nuff said. Besides, I must accept that the "What is the difference between a duck?" line made me smile. Yup, that's the greatest triumph of the film for me. Oh, and for the ones rating this with only half a star, there are considerably worse films out there. This had a better photography (haha!), and remember that hating Owe Boll is getting less cool each time. He's still an @ss, naturally. 30/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 07, 2010
    Congratulations Toilet Boll! <i>Postal</i> absolutely sucks! This is a shocker. Oh wait, no it isn't.<p>This film may only be <b>loosely</b> based on the video game by the same name, but this monstrosity is so crappy that it still gives the game a bad name. This movie is not funny, not entertaining, and much too long. Seriously, the 1 hour 40 minutes feels like an eternity.</p><p>The movie is supposed to be wacky and over the top, but this film still goes nowhere. Boll's attempt at humor is executed poorly in a story with plot holes, which shouldn't matter, but they do anyway. Boll just continues to find ways to disappoint.</p><p>Zack Ward is unimpressive, Dave Foley has full frontal nudity, and J.K. Simmons lowers his reputation just by taking a role in this abomination. At least there are a handful of scantily clad women to look at. Their acting, on the other hand, is also "scantily clad." To top it all off, Toilet Boll actually appears as himself. As if this movie isn't bad enough, but now his face appears on the screen and his voice is heard.</p><p><i>Postal</i> is a picture that fails at every turn. Avoid it at all costs and move on.</p>
    JY S Super Reviewer

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