A Field in England Reviews

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March 14, 2014
It's the English Civil War on magic mushrooms!
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March 13, 2014
A Field In England is mad monochrome mayhem that's utterly hypnotic.
March 6, 2014
It's about shifting power games, mostly, and suggests a period film made by Samuel Beckett in one of his more playful moods.
February 13, 2014
It's dementia for its own sake, an empty head-trip.
February 10, 2014
A challenging piece of work to be sure, due for eventual midnight-movie cultdom.
February 7, 2014
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.
June 26, 2019
Field in England feels like it was tossed off as a quick project rather than something carefully made.
March 15, 2019
It's admirable that Wheatley's attempting to tap into an idea of Englishness with his merging of a civil war backstory to notions of landscape and England's rural-social past.
February 26, 2019
For all its drawbacks, A Field in England is undoubtedly best on the big screen -- if just for its striking visuals and memorable oddities.
August 21, 2018
A Field in England becomes a film that necessitates and acquired taste to appreciate it. That being said, if you have enjoyed any of Wheatley's films to date you should check out this one as well.
April 4, 2018
Laurie Rose, Wheatley's regular DP, brings to the film the same charged feel for landscape he so potently demonstrated in Sightseers.
October 11, 2017
A Field in England can be seen as a dying man's fever dream, or even a sojourn into the afterlife, a vision of hell in which O'Neill must be Lucifer.
September 5, 2017
Hallucinogenic black-and-white visuals, eerie sounds, sporadic splatter and potentially insufferable philosophising are blessedly leavened with earthy humour. Think Tarkovsky's Stalker meets Monty Python's Holy Grail.
March 16, 2017
A brilliant, uncompromising and deliberate experiment set in a very specific time, in a very specific place, and under incredibly specific conditions, A Field in England is a wonderfully bizarre microcosm of abstraction.
June 27, 2016
A Field in England is strange, captivating, metaphoric, and utterly obtuse.
March 1, 2015
[Offers] a pervasive sense of unease, an almost physical sense of things being entirely and perversely not right with the film, as you're watching it.
August 18, 2014
With some semblance of coherence among the [psychedelic] imagery, A Field In England might have been something special.
May 8, 2014
Do you have to fully "understand" a film to enjoy it? No. Case in point: this movie.
March 27, 2014
The trippiest historical horror film ever made?
March 13, 2014
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.
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