MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,375 this week

Postal (2007)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Thriller  |  18 October 2007 (Germany)
4.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.4/10 from 19,514 users   Metascore: 22/100
Reviews: 137 user | 114 critic | 11 from Metacritic.com

In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 01 Apr 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 17 May 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 12 Nov 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 27 Apr 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 31 Aug 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Postal" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Postal (2007)

Postal (2007) on IMDb 4.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Postal.

User Polls

1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jim, an average New Yorker, lives with a sick but loving wife. Suddenly, everything changes when the economy crashes and causes him to lose everything. Filled with anger and rage, Jim goes to seek revenge for the life taken from him.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son -- two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Jason Statham, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta
Auschwitz (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Controversial director Uwe Boll depicts the harsh reality of the process inside one of the most infamous Nazi death camps by using brutally realistic imagery. Book-ended by documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Steffen Mennekes, Arved Birnbaum, Maximilian Gärtner
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A man takes over a TV station and holds a number of hostages as a political platform to awaken humanity, instead of money.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Brendan Fletcher, Lochlyn Munro, Mike Dopud
Far Cry (2008)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

An ex-special forces soldier turned boatman is hired by a journalist to investigate a top-secret military base on a nearby island.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Til Schweiger, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Natalia Avelon
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Rayne fights against the Nazis in Europe during World War II, encountering Ekart Brand, a Nazi leader whose target is to inject Adolf Hitler with Rayne's blood in an attempt to transform ... See full summary »

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Natassia Malthe, Brendan Fletcher, Michael Paré
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

American journalists in Sudan are confronted with the dilemma of whether to return home to report on the atrocities they have seen, or to stay behind and help some of the victims they have encountered.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Kristanna Loken, David O'Hara, Noah Danby
Max Schmeling (2010)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Max Schmeling's fights against Joe Louis are listed in the best 10 ten fights of all times.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Henry Maske, Heino Ferch, Susanne Wuest
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

An modern-day assassin, wanting out, is hired for one final job - to kidnap the kids of a local businessman. Things go haywire when it turns out he's chosen to return to the Middle Ages and bring back order to a kingdom in chaos.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Dominic Purcell, Ralitsa Paskaleva, Daria Simeonova
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Toufeeq Adonis, Wilson Bethel, Adrian Collins
BloodRayne (2005)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

In the 18th century, a vampire escapes from the freak show she once participated in and teams up with a group of vampire slayers to kill the man who raped her mother.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Kristanna Loken, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Rodriguez
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

An ex-Special Forces soldier gets thrown back to medieval times to fulfill an ancient prophecy and ends up finding redemption for his own battlefield experiences.

Director: Uwe Boll
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Lochlyn Munro, Natassia Malthe
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Richard
...
Faith
...
Candidate Welles
...
Officer John
...
...
Officer Greg
...
...
Panhandler
...
...
Recorder
...
...
Mr. Blither
...
Mohammed
Edit

Storyline

The story begins with a regular Joe who tries desperately to seek employment, but embarks on a violent rampage when he teams up with cult leader Uncle Dave. Their first act is to heist an amusement park, only to learn that the Taliban are planning the same heist as well. Chaos ensues, and now the Postal Dude must not only take on terrorists but political figures as well. Written by cgw@mac.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some comedies go too far... others start there. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for extremely crude humor throughout, including strong sexuality, graphic nudity, violence, and for pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

18 October 2007 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Postal: The Movie  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 20,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Director's Cut DVD) | (long) | (original cut) | (unrated DVD)

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Abdul, the retarded Taliban, was played by the owner of a local nightclub, according to Uwe Boll. See more »

Goofs

On the UK release DVD there is a typo on the blurb which is meant to read 'first they must fail'. Instead it reads 'first they most foil'. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Asif: Congratulations, Nabi. We are at the doorstep of our martyrdom.
Nabi: Praise Allah.
Asif: Praise him! Soon, we will be greeted by Allah, the one true god... and by the cheers of our Four Fathers... and by ninety-nine perfect virgins who will worship us... for ALL eternity!
Nabi: [pause] I thought it was one hundred.
Asif: What's that?
Nabi: One hundred virgins. They promised me one hundred.
Asif: Ninety-nine, one hundred. What's the difference?
Nabi: If they're telling you one thing and they're telling me another, maybe ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Featured in Forget About It: Pirates of the Caribbean (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from Postal
Written by Robert Bartha and Mark Polak
Performed by Mark Polak
Published by Edition X-tended c/o Arabella Musikverlag GmbH
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Uwe Boll returns to his roots
10 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If we forget for a minute that this film was directed by Uwe Boll, the discussion of this film would be very different. It's hard not to remember other video games he's responsible for bringing to the screen ("Alone in the Dark," "Bloodrayne") that really really sucked.

Boll has said he looked inward to write about his own frustration with the world for this. And it's very different. It doesn't compare to his other films at all - is closer to "Kentucky Fried Movie" than to "Alien Vs. Predator." It's a comedy, presumably his first intentional one since his debut film 15 years ago, and it goes to a place he hasn't shown us before.

It's based on the spirit of the game "Postal" already politically incorrect, cartoony, out of control, and not really serious (not even as "Vice City"). In a post 9/11 world, how do you make a film about an urban terrorist who's just "p--ssed off" without addressing terrorism, racism, and everything else that are hot buttons in the world...that create the madness that might make someone go...well, you know.

Boll has channeled the politically incorrect attitude and turned it on its ear. He doesn't mind making everyone look the fool, do things they shouldn't for the wrong reasons, kill the wrong people, overreact, act out clichés, etc. Everything and everyone is fair game in this film, and we must remember that - it's a FILM. It's fake, folks. Everyone in it takes themselves too seriously and thinks killing someone solves their problems. They're crazy, wrong, and in this film, they're laughable. Having fun yet? This is really a kitchen-sink movie. Every possible joke, high and low, sexual or sociological, is jammed in, with varying degrees of success. A lot of it's quite funny, some is stupid and offensive (but weirdly, in a good-natured way. It's not mean-spirited at all.) Ultimately it's a lot of fun. I agree that's it's too long towards the end, if only because Boll didn't have the resources to make the final shootout as epic as it should have been, and it begins to feel cramped.

The portrayal of Osama bin Laden (by "soup Nazi" Larry Thomas) is inspired. Zack Ward and Dave Foley are both great and very comfortable in their roles. Uwe himself has a great no-punches-pulled cameo along with the original maker of the game "Postal" at one point.

I wonder if this will ever translate to a wide release or if it will remain something we see on DVD (unrated, we can only hope) and laugh over. It is up to us to support any film that gets to the uncomfortable part of our world.

And amazingly, Uwe Boll wrote and directed it. Good job. Not the best film in the world, but one to remember. I don't think Paul W.S. Anderson or Eli Roth (to pick other famous "hacks") could possibly have pulled something this off. Boll is off the worst-director-ever list after this.

Let's hope after "Bloodrayne 2" he does something else more personal.


116 of 200 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
One of the worst movies ever bluefirtree
For all those who have seen Postal danny_d007
The Best Uwe Boll Movie addictedtogaming
This movie is okay ! DonnieD23
Dave Foley? DanceswithZombies
Postal 2 on Kickstarter PvtWitticism
Discuss Postal (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?