Prepare yourself for the hilarious, laugh-packed comedy POSTAL, the irreverent and outrageous film based on the popular video game. After a clueless slacker named the Postal Dude (Zack Ward) loses his job, he joins his sh... more »ady Uncle Dave (Dave Foley) and a bevy of big-breasted, scantily?clad female cult followers in a scheme to steal a shipment of hot new toys. But first they must foil a band of ruthless terrorists ? led by none other than Osama Bin Laden ? and save the world from destruction in this offensive, mayhem-ridden laugh riot that threatens the very limits of common decency.« less
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL Reviewed on 3/8/2014...
This is the only Uwe Boll film I've seen that's worth watching. Postal is an anti-PC comedy that goes for it.
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Damian M. (ratchet) Reviewed on 3/11/2009...
A great Uwe Bole film. Did you think you would ever hear that? But, hey I even enjoyed House of the Dead. This one was apparently also a film re-make of a video game. Though I have never heard of this game, I will have to check it out if the humor is anything like that found in the film. This is my exact type of humor – offensive, but witty. A middle finger at the world, but done so with purpose and intent. Nothing is sacred. The Soup Nazi as Osama bin Laden! Reading about Uwe Bowl makes me like this film even more! This is GREAT – best Ive seen in months!
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Censored by political foes?
Dana Edward Bryan | New York, NY | 05/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Worst director ever" article in the Sunday New York Times motivated me to see POSTAL. It opened in only ONE theater in all of New York City--and in the boondocks of Brooklyn no less! having just seen it one the big screen, I can only surmise that the politics it embraces (love and respect of all humanity while bashing both Bush and Bin Laden, and the "American way of Life") is the reason why Hollywood won't distribute it. It may be juvenile humor to some extent, while many scenes are screamingly hysterical! If the US can crank out unfunny crap like "American Pie", why isn't there room for POSTAL? Anyone who thinks the national media is not controlled by big money is very naive!"
If Lenny Bruce were a film, he'd be this one.
S.Hughes | Courtenay, Canada | 11/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Until I watched Postal, I thought the best thing Uwe Boll could do for the film world would involve the phrase "retire forever," or maybe "death by a thousand cuts," as its core concept.
This movie changed my mind. It made me forgive Boll for all the horrible things he's done to my favorite games. I borrowed this movie from a friend, ignoring his ranting about how great it is, and sat down grimly determined to see how badly Boll had mutilated another one of my favorite game franchises, but I was shocked:
Postal is astonishingly, disgustingly hilarious. It is brutally brilliant in its determination to offend virtually everyone in the world, and to defile every single sacred cow within Western civilization, between the opening and ending credits. It out-South Parks South Park. Even Boll's previous moronic style of action movies are satirized with ridiculous shootout sequences. Hell, Boll even satirizes himself in the film, playing a Nazi-gold-funded, vaguely pedophilic administrator of an Auschwitz theme park who also makes video games into movies. How can you not love it?
I haven't laughed so hard, and so consistently, in years. A fluke? Notable only for its offensiveness? Perhaps. But well, well worth the money. I hope he makes more."
Irreverent and crude -- excellent!
Richard Staats | McLean, VA USA | 09/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"OK, let's be honest. If you are a very politically correct person then you are not going to be watching Postal.
If you are easily offended or belong to any racial group or human demographic (because Ewe has something offensive for everyone!) then you can find some way to be outraged by Postal.
Ewe leaves nothing sacred in this movie from lampooning religion to positing a connection at the highest of levels between the US and Al Quaeda. Racial slurs and even abuse of the handicapped are found in this movie.
Some of the extras are the best parts. Watching Ewe literally box with critics and beat the stuffing out of them is good, clean fun. Watch the credits at the end to see that even Ewe took out some of his jokes.
This is not a movie for the kiddies, and I would be careful to watch this movie in a mixed crowd. Think that your date or your spouse has an unvarnished, great sense of humor -- better think twice before you show this one.
As a guilty pleasure, this movie is fantastic.
It has boldly gone where no movie has gone before or is likely (unfortunately) to go again.
So funny and courageous !
Triviere Simon | Clara, FRANCE | 10/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Boll let us an awesome movie, with great questions about our world. Sometimes really provocative, Postal is a really courageous comedy movie."
"Bring on the monkeys!"
AMP | Somewhere on Earth | 10/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Good Things *The Blu-Ray has excellent video; it is one of the cleanest, clearest, and shrapest movies I've seen. Also has some great colors. *Includes the "Raging Boll" feature (the notorious clip where director Uwe Boll boxes his critics), director's commentary, and some brief clip where Verne Troyer mocks Indiana Jones. The cover says "And much more!", but that's not true; this is all of the features you get (maybe it's a joke on the cover). *Also includes the PC game "Postal 2" (woohoo!). *The comedy is surprisingly great at times. There are some original jokes, and lots of great funny lines. Some of it is crazy slapstick, other parts have thought-provoking satire (all the terrorist stuff), other parts yet make good fun of real-life situations (like the job interview scene). *Includes some self-parody. *Pretty good story. It is well-paced and is hardly dull. *Lots of action scenes throughout, especially at the end. A few excellent special effects. *The cameramanship is splendid. *Production design is great. Look out for all sorts of funny text on building signs, billboards, and props. *The acting is great; the characters are quite zany and expressive. Writing is good, and there are some good funny (perhaps even memorable) lines. The cast is great; Zach Ward was always great with comedies, and even though everybody else are basically nobodies, they are distinctive and good. Plus, there are a bunch of hot chicks in it. *Some good music.
The Bad Things *The sound quality is generally not bad, but it has some parts that seem to be very loud and other parts that are very low (DTS HD 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0). *Special features are in standard definition. *Some parts do seem contrived and are there only for the sickness of it (like when the main character drinks spoiled milk, or the brief male nudity, etc...).
The Questionable Things *There is quite a bit of perversity throughout (as promised by the package!). Expect some toilet humor, violence (including the deaths of many many innocent bystanders; men, women, and children), lots of swearing, gross comedy, etc... Its not too graphic (except for all of the bloody violence), and serves to accentuate the comedy in many areas (it shocks you before delivering a punchline). But if you're repulsed by such things, you should probably stay away.
I know what you're thinking: "Uwe Boll sucks and I'll never watch his movies again." But believe it or not, this one is not so bad, and can even be considered funny and well-made. This movie succeeds at being a perverse zany comedy. I'm even surprised as to how much satire and self-parody there is. Its not the crud I thought it would be; it is respectable and perhaps even a little thought-provoking. Above all, its pretty funny. If you have the tolerance for both the director and some sick comedy, you will find this to be great."