The Field Reviews

August 18, 2007
One of Jim Sheridan's weakest and most propagandistic films, this Iriah social melodrama was made between two highlights: My Left Foot and In the Name of the Father.
May 20, 2003
The Field is a movie that all too often reveals its origins as a play.
July 25, 2002
The astonishing Richard Harris can't overcome the underwhelming narrative. A rare misfire from Jim Sheridan.
May 12, 2001
As overwrought as [My Left Foot] was understated.
January 1, 2000
Sheridan seems out in left field here, undone by the sheer hokum of the material.
January 1, 2000
A painfully overwrought combination of A Touch of the Poet and Zorba the Greek.
January 1, 2000
Predictable and interminably slow-moving, The Field appears at times to be an uneven blend of John Ford's The Informer and David Lean's Ryan's Daughter.
January 1, 2000
The Field is a grim allegory of hard life on the land -- a symbolic play, transplanted uneasily to the greater realism of the film medium, where what we might accept on the stage now looks contrived and artificial.