Reviews

Aug 13, 2021
Situated somewhere between third base and The Twilight Zone, "Field of Dreams" is a modern-day fairy tale about a noble quest for a grand design.
Jul 31, 2021
...a deliberately-paced yet progressively absorbing drama...
Dec 13, 2020
"Field of Dreams" resonated so powerfully with people wishing for a return to traditional values, plus confirmation that parallel dimensions, karma, and clairvoyance exist, that the actual movie-set field in Iowa became a major tourist attraction.
Jun 21, 2020
Field of Dreams is baseball perfection.
May 24, 2020
This is a story about passion, not just for baseball, but also a passion to do something with our one precious life even if people think it's crazy.
Jun 3, 2018
It's hard to imagine a cynicism so hardened that it won't crumble at the sight of a lush green baseball field nestled into an Iowa cornfield and at this movie's final inspiring scene of youth and innocence recaptured.
Apr 21, 2017
In Costner, writer-director Robinson has found the perfect player for a personal-stakes game, a guy with a leg-it-out intensity and kidlike enthusiasm. It's Costner's eye-on-the-ball exuberance that carries Dreams past its often mechanical aesthetic.
Sep 4, 2015
... view baseball as much a business as a sport and can't imagine getting gushy over such mush.
Jun 27, 2015
If you like to think of every time at bat as a new hope, if you can taste a kind of poetry along with the hot dogs they serve at the ballpark, if you like to imagine that life is meant to be good, and miracles aren't out of the question... go see [it].
May 6, 2014
Rightfully a ballgame classic, this is sentimental nonsense, sure, but charmingly so.
May 6, 2014
This fantasy drama from director Phil Alden Robinson is a delightful blend of the blind-fate story and the more fanciful feel-good corn of Frank Capra.
May 6, 2014
Field of Dreams isn't a home run. It's more like a suicide squeeze: if it hadn't been perfectly executed, it wouldn't have worked. But as they say in baseball, a run is a run.
May 6, 2014
Alden's script goes from charming to preposterous to preachy.
Mar 20, 2013
All of this would work better if Robinson built up the reality of the town more, made the citizens a more palpable presence, as Frank Capra did in Hollywood's greatest fable-fantasy, It's a Wonderful Life.
Mar 20, 2013
The sentimentality, of which there is plenty, is nicely balanced by a humor of ironic pragmatism, as when Ray, having built his baseball field as a monument to human dreams, decides to charge tourists $20 a head to visit it.
Mar 20, 2013
[A] special experience, sort of an It's a Wonderful Life for the late '80s.
Mar 16, 2011
Despite a lovely cameo turn by Burt Lancaster, Field of Dreams is the male weepie at its wussiest.
Mar 16, 2011
Too idiosyncratic and witty merely to wallow in sentimentality, Field Of Dreams will surely stand as a classic update of what made Old Hollywood so magical. It's still a wonderful life.
Dec 24, 2010
Instant baseball classic for whole family.
Jun 19, 2009
Widely regarded as a modern populist classic, the film is both a fabulist fable and a celebratory baseball movie that acknowledges scandal within the sport but also the game's transcendent ability to rise above attempts to damage its integrity. [Blu-ray]