At Play in the Fields of the Lord Reviews

June 4, 2018
Well over three hours in length, and at best a masterpiece manque, At Play in the Fields of the Lord obviously will not enjoy a 20-week run. For all of its flaws, however, the passion and devotion of Hector Babenco's film comes through.
February 23, 2008
June 19, 2005
July 12, 2003
A thought-provoking film about cultural conflict, power, progress, and the dire consequences of messianic thinking.
August 30, 2002
Some books should remain books.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
These messages are buried in the very fabric of the film, in the way it was shot, in its use of locations, and we are not told them, we absorb them.