Field of Dreams - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Field of Dreams Reviews

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine
May 6, 2014
Alden's script goes from charming to preposterous to preachy.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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+
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The movie may steal a base here and there, but there are no homers.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 13, 2001
A dedicated cast acts out this gooey fable in deadly earnest.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
March 16, 2011
Despite a lovely cameo turn by Burt Lancaster, Field of Dreams is the male weepie at its wussiest.
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
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.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Poesy, pointlessness and baseball worship aside, the movie is easy to get along with.
Ron Wolfe
Tulsa World
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].
Mat Snow
Empire Magazine
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
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
March 20, 2013
[A] special experience, sort of an It's a Wonderful Life for the late '80s.
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Colette Maude
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Together with moments of dry humour and fine performances, the political element lends the film gravity sufficient to counterbalance any sense of whimsy. Pure magic.
Jamey Codding
Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
Quite simply one of the best sports movies ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Field of Dreams will not appeal to grinches and grouches and realists. It is a delicate movie, a fragile construction of one goofy fantasy after another. But it has the courage to be about exactly what it promises.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
March 30, 2002
The themes of this movie are dreams, family, and baseball.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Instant baseball classic for whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 10, 2005
A movie for a thorough tear-duct cleansing - the only film that makes tears stream down the cheeks of this hardened critic, and it gets me at least twice every time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
September 26, 2002
Quaint, amusing and charming little baseball parable.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
March 13, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
August 17, 2008
One of the best films of the 80s
| Original Score: 4/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
May 6, 2014
Directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who treats the fantastic story with admirable conviction but allows the action to become so sugary that it's hard to swallow after a while.
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