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Metascore

Based on 13 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
It's a love letter to the myriad ways, large and small, that mail handlers change lives the world over.
70
The New York Times
It is an endearing, likable film, though its benign surface may cover some subtle propaganda on behalf of China's centralized government.
70
L.A. Weekly
Slow and stately.
70
Undeniably a heart-tugger, but it is also a stirring affirmation of the rewards of a job well done.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Quite moving thanks to its gorgeous cinematography and a story that manages to be emotionally resonate despite its familiarity.
70
The A.V. Club
Huo never quite finds the filmic vocabulary to tilt the film toward greatness-and the mawkish synth score does little to help-but Postmen In The Mountains ultimately succeeds.
63
New York Post
It's a simple tale of father-and-son bonding that director Huo Jianqi injects with a quiet power, and it benefits greatly from the gorgeous lushness of its backdrop.
60
Variety
Too slim to make much impression outside fests, this nevertheless reps another solid outing by former art director Huo Jianqi.
50
Dreamy and deliberate.
40
Village Voice
The notion that every generation is fundamentally the same gets hammered home so relentlessly that it becomes suffocating, despite all the fresh air.

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