The Postman - 1997 (R)


Year of Release: 1997
Rated: R
Director: Kevin Costner
Approx. Running Time: 177 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

"An epic filled with adventure, excitement and hope."

The year is 2013 and the future isn't what it used to be. There are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow - only scattered bands of terrorized survivors in what was once called the United States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule named Bill, a knack for the works of Shakespeare and something he has yet to discover: the power to inspire hope.

Kevin Costner, director, co-producer and star of the 1990 Best Picture Academy Award winner Dances With Wolves, again takes on triple duties in this epic futuristic adventure. Costner plays a way-farer in a world where might makes right - but destined to lead a heroic rebellion where right makes right. Sweeping battle scenes, breathtaking wilderness vistas and touching moments of personal triumph all combine to make sure "The Postman delivers!" (Jay Carr, The Boston Globe).

My Comments:

A good end-of-the-world kind of movie with a feel-good ending. Features breath-taking cinematography and a rare cameo appearance by Tom Petty. But be warned, this is a Costner movie, so be prepared to dedicate about 3 hours to it.

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Rated R (MPAA)
3 Stars
1997 (Year of Release)
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