Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. It's a love letter to the myriad ways, large and small, that mail handlers change lives the world over.
  2. 75
    The movie consists of the journey, the conversations, the scenery, the little human stories. No big drama. No emergencies. Just carrying the mail, which over the years has supplied the threads to bind together all of these lives.
  3. 75
    The beauty of Huo Ji Anqi's film transcends China's lush Hunan province to focus on the peace that comes from within.
  4. Quite moving thanks to its gorgeous cinematography and a story that manages to be emotionally resonate despite its familiarity.
  5. 70
    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.
  6. Undeniably a heart-tugger, but it is also a stirring affirmation of the rewards of a job well done.
  7. 70
    It is an endearing, likable film, though its benign surface may cover some subtle propaganda on behalf of China's centralized government.
  8. 63
    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.
  9. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    60
    Too slim to make much impression outside fests, this nevertheless reps another solid outing by former art director Huo Jianqi.
  10. 50
    The movie's studied tranquillity will appeal to some, though its embrace of traditional village life struck me as self-satisfied to the point of smugness.
  11. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    40
    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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