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A Field in England Reviews

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
June 27, 2016
A Field in England is strange, captivating, metaphoric, and utterly obtuse.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 18, 2014
With some semblance of coherence among the [psychedelic] imagery, A Field In England might have been something special.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Scott Weinberg
May 8, 2014
Do you have to fully "understand" a film to enjoy it? No. Case in point: this movie.
Ryan Lattanzio
Thompson on Hollywood
March 27, 2014
The trippiest historical horror film ever made?
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 14, 2014
It's the English Civil War on magic mushrooms!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Toronto Star
March 13, 2014
A Field In England is mad monochrome mayhem that's utterly hypnotic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jay Stone
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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.
Mike Scott
February 20, 2014
Even when it includes a dose of dark humor and an admirable sense of craftsmanship, watching other people alter their state of consciousness is rarely a rewarding experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly
February 14, 2014
This is one nutty movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 13, 2014
It's dementia for its own sake, an empty head-trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Curtis Woloschuk
Paste Magazine
February 12, 2014
[A Field in England] demonstrates how genuinely spellbinding cinema can be when it's wielded by an artist who doesn't so much play by his own rules as forego such restrictions entirely.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.8/10
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William Goss
February 10, 2014
A challenging piece of work to be sure, due for eventual midnight-movie cultdom.
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Matt Zoller Seitz
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
February 7, 2014
Shot in a mere 12 days, A Field in England feels like a film both Ingmar Bergman and Ken Russell could drool over.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charles Ealy
Austin American-Statesman
February 7, 2014
Your enjoyment of the movie will be directly dependent upon your willingness to surrender to the strange.
| Original Score: B
Brian Formo
February 7, 2014
The maddest thing about this mad, mad movie: it has no reason to be consistent. But somehow it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tom Clift
Movie Mezzanine
February 6, 2014
As the story reaches an anguished kind of climax, so too does Wheatley go full Kubrick, abandoning narrative entirely for a sequence of full-blown psychotropic madness.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Andy Webster
New York Times
February 6, 2014
"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.
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