The Field is a film that for me, I only began to like when I thought about it after watching. The film, after a compelling, atmospheric opening sequence dissolves into uninteresting drama involving a man (Bull McCabe) who seems to be very disappointed in his son (Tadgh McCabe) and is incredibly defensive of a large plot of land that he claims to own, but is being held for auction. Towards the final act, the film begins to tell us why he is so defensive of his land, and gives Bull a lot of depth as a character, and also leaves the film open to a lot of thematic interpenetration. However, for a large portion of the film I have no idea why I'm supposed to care for the land or why Bull even cares. One could argue that it adds some mystery to the film, I would argue that it just makes a large portion of the film uninteresting and ponderous. As I said however, the film definitely comes full circle in the end, and I enjoyed interpreting some of the symbolic and thematic elements of the film. I was also very impressed with Richard Harris' diverse performance, he definitely brought a lot to his character and kept my attention even in the uninteresting parts of the film. I liked how much the film differs from the play also, because it still represents the same themes but also gives us a slightly new story with new surprises throughout. Overall the films narrative is lackluster but it deals with interesting themes very well and Richard Harris elevates it all.