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By James Rocchi, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Over-the-top satire is unfunny, unformed, and unnecessary.

Movie R 2008 102 minutes
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age 15+

Go Postal

Definitely not for Children... A lot of people say the movie is dumb, or unfunny, or offensive. I tell those people to stick it. This is a pretty funny movie. You just need to be able to appreciate the humor behind it. Now, if anybody gets shocked or offended, please for the love of God, do the right thing and SHUT YOUR TRAP! Nobody cares if you get offended! If you get offended by the material... DON'T WATCH IT YOU DIP! Plain and simple.

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age 18+

i regret nothing

the game was better

Is It Any Good?

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POSTAL may be trying to shoot for the anything-goes lunacy of the South Park cartoons, but it lacks the intrinsic good-heartedness of the South Park franchise. Postal may also be trying for the social satire of the sharp, savvy Borat or the fierce Fight Club, but the execution is so clumsy and dim that the bluntness of the 'comedy' is far duller than any satirical edge Boll might imagine he's bringing to the material.

Director Uwe Boll is best-known for adapting video games into bad, but profitable, films; Boll's take on the video game Postal -- which, as a game, followed a deranged postal employee as he went on a killing spree -- is a slapdash satire that feels overstuffed and yet thin, shallow in execution but deeply offensive.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: May 23, 2008
  • On DVD or streaming: August 28, 2008
  • Cast: Dave Foley , J.K. Simmons , Zack Ward
  • Director: Uwe Boll
  • Studio: Vivendi
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 102 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: extremely crude humor throughout, including strong sexuality, graphic nudity, violence, and for pervasive language
  • Last updated: June 20, 2023

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