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A Field in England (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Recklessly assembled and occasionally compelling in spite of itself, A Field in England showcases a singularly brilliant voice in British cinema.

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England : 1648 AD. A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men: O'Neil and Cutler. O'Neil, an alchemist, forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field. (c) drafthouse

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Critic Reviews for A Field in England

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It's the English Civil War on magic mushrooms!

Full Review… | March 14, 2014
Globe and Mail
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A Field In England is mad monochrome mayhem that's utterly hypnotic.

Full Review… | March 13, 2014
Toronto Star
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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… | March 6, 2014
Boston Globe
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It's dementia for its own sake, an empty head-trip.

Full Review… | February 13, 2014
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A challenging piece of work to be sure, due for eventual midnight-movie cultdom.

Full Review… | February 10, 2014
Film.com
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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… | February 7, 2014
RogerEbert.com
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Audience Reviews for A Field in England

Four men walk over a field in 17th century England, in black and white. What follows is weirdness. While some frames are really beautifully filmed, other parts are so trippy you think you're in a music video. Even though it's no long film, it sometimes feels like it, and yet there is an odd fascination for what's going on up until the bloody finale. You're left to make up your own mind about what all the fuzz was all about. The beautiful end credits song makes you think you've seen a much better film than it actually is. File under: artsy fartsy or What the hell did I just watch?

Jens S.
Jens S.

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½

A waste of time. Of memory. Of thought. A waste. A refutation of the idea of Anglo dominance in film, indeed, the very argument against that theory. And yet so well thought of? I don't get it. If one has access to magic mushrooms my advice would be to do those instead.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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½

A pointless exercise in pointless nothingnes. Seriously, critics are bashing Only God Forgives and praising this? Go figure.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

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