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Field of Dreams Reviews

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April 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 ...
September 4, 2015
... view baseball as much a business as a sport and can't imagine getting gushy over such mush.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 6, 2014
Alden's script goes from charming to preposterous to preachy.
March 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.
March 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 20, 2013
[A] special experience, sort of an It's a Wonderful Life for the late '80s.
March 16, 2011
Despite a lovely cameo turn by Burt Lancaster, Field of Dreams is the male weepie at its wussiest.
March 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 24, 2010
Instant baseball classic for whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 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]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 17, 2008
One of the best films of the 80s
| Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2008
That rare thing, a poignant movie which manages to drain the tear ducts without ever resorting to cheap manipulation or clichéd sentiment.
November 3, 2007
The life-equals-baseball masterpiece still packs an unexpected kick.
March 21, 2007
A rare choke-up movie for guys and one of 1989's biggest hits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 21, 2007
Field of Dreams sustains a dreamy mood in which the idea of baseball is distilled to its purest essence: a game that stands for unsullied innocence in a cruel, imperfect world.
March 21, 2007
The conception is sentimental, but the storytelling remains assured and effective.
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