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It's not a particularly successful question mark, though your mileage may vary on its interpretational qualities. After all, people can pull meaning out of anything, which is likely Wheatley's intent with this tiring film.
It bears several of Wheatley's stylstic trademarks - dry, sardonically witty dialogue; stomach-churning violence; and a painterly eye for the English countryside - but achieves something quite different from his first three features.
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.
A Field In England is bold, experimental and unapologetically a work of strong, abstract surrealism. All the tenants of Wheatley's cinema are present but the film demonstrates his desire to avoid being pigeonholed as a one note filmmaker.