• Unrated, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Drama, Horror
  • Directed By:
    Ben Wheatley
    In Theaters:
    Feb 7, 2014 Limited
    On DVD:
    Apr 8, 2014
  • Drafthouse Films

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A Field in England Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

Do you have to fully "understand" a film to enjoy it? No. Case in point: this movie.

Full Review Source: FEARnet

May 8, 2014
Ryan Lattanzio
Thompson on Hollywood

The trippiest historical horror film ever made?

Full Review Source: Thompson on Hollywood

March 27, 2014
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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It's the English Civil War on magic mushrooms!

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

March 14, 2014

Toronto Star
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A Field In England is mad monochrome mayhem that's utterly hypnotic.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

March 13, 2014
Jay Stone
Canada.com

And now for something completely different: a black comedy set in 17th-century England at the time of the Civil War and given a lift with some psilocybin mushrooms. Oliver Cromwell, meet Timothy Leary.

Full Review Source: Canada.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 13, 2014
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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It's about shifting power games, mostly, and suggests a period film made by Samuel Beckett in one of his more playful moods.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe

March 6, 2014
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly

This is one nutty movie.

Full Review Source: Tucson Weekly | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 14, 2014
Curtis Woloschuk
Paste Magazine

[A Field in England] demonstrates how genuinely spellbinding cinema can be when it's wielded by an artist who doesn't so much play by his own rules as forego such restrictions entirely.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 8.8/10

February 12, 2014
William Goss
Film.com
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A challenging piece of work to be sure, due for eventual midnight-movie cultdom.

Full Review Source: Film.com

February 10, 2014
Matt Zoller Seitz
RogerEbert.com

This is a deeply, at times exclusively visceral movie. It aims to wring out, mind-eff and visually beat up its viewers, and perhaps cast a malevolent spell in the process.

Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com | Original Score: 3/4

February 7, 2014
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Shot in a mere 12 days, A Field in England feels like a film both Ingmar Bergman and Ken Russell could drool over.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2014
Charles Ealy
Austin American-Statesman

Your enjoyment of the movie will be directly dependent upon your willingness to surrender to the strange.

Full Review Source: Austin American-Statesman | Original Score: B

February 7, 2014
Brian Formo
CraveOnline

The maddest thing about this mad, mad movie: it has no reason to be consistent. But somehow it is.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 7/10

February 7, 2014
Tom Clift
Movie Mezzanine

As the story reaches an anguished kind of climax, so too does Wheatley go full Kubrick, abandoning narrative entirely for a sequence of full-blown psychotropic madness.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: A-

February 6, 2014
Andy Webster
New York Times
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"A Field in England" tosses fascinating ingredients into its bubbling pot, and while the resulting dish - a blend of historical action drama, character study and psychedelic kaleidoscope - doesn't entirely cohere, it gives off a pungent aroma.

Full Review Source: New York Times

February 6, 2014
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
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Prepare to be mesmerized by "A Field in England," a movie of singular originality.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 4/4

February 6, 2014
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

Complaints that very little actually happens in A Field in England are misdirected, in that it's a movie in which everything that matters takes place between the ears, both before and after the 'shrooms begin working their mind-warping magic

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 6, 2014
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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This hilarious, disgusting, brilliant and circular psychotronic odyssey is a blast from the submerged past.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

February 6, 2014
Matt Singer
The Dissolve

Some films are described as kaleidoscopic, but few have ever earned that adjective as literally as A Field In England.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 3/5

February 6, 2014
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

Frustrating in parts but uncontrollably hypnotic, the film, bizarre as it can be, works better as a study in offbeat, new-wave form than as an experience that frightens or emotionally engages.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 5, 2014
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