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Field of Dreams Reviews

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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
March 20, 2013
All of this would work better if Robinson built up the reality of the town more, made the citizens a more palpable presence, as Frank Capra did in Hollywood's greatest fable-fantasy, It's a Wonderful Life.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
March 20, 2013
The sentimentality, of which there is plenty, is nicely balanced by a humor of ironic pragmatism, as when Ray, having built his baseball field as a monument to human dreams, decides to charge tourists $20 a head to visit it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
March 16, 2011
Despite a lovely cameo turn by Burt Lancaster, Field of Dreams is the male weepie at its wussiest.
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
November 3, 2007
The life-equals-baseball masterpiece still packs an unexpected kick.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 21, 2007
Field of Dreams sustains a dreamy mood in which the idea of baseball is distilled to its purest essence: a game that stands for unsullied innocence in a cruel, imperfect world.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 21, 2007
The conception is sentimental, but the storytelling remains assured and effective.
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Colette Maude
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Together with moments of dry humour and fine performances, the political element lends the film gravity sufficient to counterbalance any sense of whimsy. Pure magic.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It seems much easier to fall into Field of Dreams than to resist its warm, intelligent, timely appeal to our most idealistic selves.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 13, 2001
A dedicated cast acts out this gooey fable in deadly earnest.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The movie may steal a base here and there, but there are no homers.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Field of Dreams will not appeal to grinches and grouches and realists. It is a delicate movie, a fragile construction of one goofy fantasy after another. But it has the courage to be about exactly what it promises.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Poesy, pointlessness and baseball worship aside, the movie is easy to get along with.