A Field in England (2014)



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
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama , Horror
Directed By: Ben Wheatley
Written By: Ben Wheatley , Amy Jump
In Theaters: limited
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Critic Reviews for A Field in England

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (13)

It's the English Civil War on magic mushrooms!

Full Review… | March 13, 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
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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… | February 6, 2014
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for A Field in England


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

Sometimes, weird is its own reward.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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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