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The Postman, 1997

The Postman
Directed by: Kevin Costner
Written by: Eric Roth
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  177 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The Postman can be described as exciting and suspenseful. The plot revolves around an apocalypse, chaos, and a rescue. The main genres are action, sci-fi, and adventure. In terms of style, The Postman is futuristic, is epic, and has a Hollywood tone. In approach, it is fantastical and serious. It is based on a book. The Postman is well suited for a boys' night.

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In a post-apocalyptic, totally anarchic America, circa 2013, a defector from the ranks of murderous... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 12 December 1997
Runtime: 177 min

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Kevin Costner Kevin Costner As The Postman
Will Patton Will Patton As General Bethlehem
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Although The Postman conveys a thoroughly imagined vision of a future society, its basic concerns are actually far from those of traditional sci-fi, as it quickly comes to feel more like a Western than anything else.
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The dragging pace is one of several agonizing defects in this bloated sci-fi action drama.
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Like others who enjoyed this movie, I don't understand why some dislike this movie so much. I consider myself a pretty picky movie viewer and I still think this a really great movie! It's not perfect - there is some cheesiness in some scenes and...
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