Reviews

  • Oct 10, 2021

    Kevin Costner plays a farmer who is told by a disembodied voice to build a baseball field in the middle of his cornfield. Does he see a doctor, which anyone else would have done? No, he actually somehow gets all the construction materials and builds the field right in the middle of his cropland at great expense, causing himself and his family financial hardship. Ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and other baseball players from ancient times appear and play in the stadium, and after that, the farmer and his wife has to go from Iowa to Boston to pick up an embittered reclusive novelist and bring him with them. Eventually, lots of people come to this baseball field as the voice promised, and the farmer meets the ghost of his late father who had been a baseball fanatic. This movie was based on a "magic realism" novel, but the big problem is, what is the point of the movie? Why build the baseball stadium on a working farm? Who was behind the voice and why does the farmer simply blindly obey it? And what's all the fuss over Shoeless Joe Jackson anyway, as a player who ended his career based on his own willing criminal activity? When you think about it, baseball isn't even America's most popular sport-football is. Let me know if there is a movie about Walter Payton sometime-he was a much better character anyway.

    Kevin Costner plays a farmer who is told by a disembodied voice to build a baseball field in the middle of his cornfield. Does he see a doctor, which anyone else would have done? No, he actually somehow gets all the construction materials and builds the field right in the middle of his cropland at great expense, causing himself and his family financial hardship. Ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and other baseball players from ancient times appear and play in the stadium, and after that, the farmer and his wife has to go from Iowa to Boston to pick up an embittered reclusive novelist and bring him with them. Eventually, lots of people come to this baseball field as the voice promised, and the farmer meets the ghost of his late father who had been a baseball fanatic. This movie was based on a "magic realism" novel, but the big problem is, what is the point of the movie? Why build the baseball stadium on a working farm? Who was behind the voice and why does the farmer simply blindly obey it? And what's all the fuss over Shoeless Joe Jackson anyway, as a player who ended his career based on his own willing criminal activity? When you think about it, baseball isn't even America's most popular sport-football is. Let me know if there is a movie about Walter Payton sometime-he was a much better character anyway.

  • Sep 13, 2021

    An excellent movie that shows just how nasty some people can be!!!!

    An excellent movie that shows just how nasty some people can be!!!!

  • Aug 13, 2021

    Magic of Iowa in a film

    Magic of Iowa in a film

  • Jul 03, 2021

    Greatest movie of all time

    Greatest movie of all time

  • Jul 01, 2021

    Sweet and sentimental . Movie popcorn. Fine while you're enjoying it but not completely satisfying when you think back. A snack of a movie not a meal.

    Sweet and sentimental . Movie popcorn. Fine while you're enjoying it but not completely satisfying when you think back. A snack of a movie not a meal.

  • vincent
    Jun 21, 2021

    I was a very good movie

    I was a very good movie

  • Jun 03, 2021

    Field of Dreams is a wholesome, family-friend affair with plenty of nostalgia, good feelings, and a few punchlines. The plot is straightforward but Ray Kinsella's (Kevin Costner) earnestness in pursuing his gut/dreams makes him a compelling character. Beware of Wisconsin-levels of cheesiness, especially toward the end. While the sappiness doesn't quite work for me, I could see how the good intentions of this film make up for any shortcomings.

    Field of Dreams is a wholesome, family-friend affair with plenty of nostalgia, good feelings, and a few punchlines. The plot is straightforward but Ray Kinsella's (Kevin Costner) earnestness in pursuing his gut/dreams makes him a compelling character. Beware of Wisconsin-levels of cheesiness, especially toward the end. While the sappiness doesn't quite work for me, I could see how the good intentions of this film make up for any shortcomings.

  • May 17, 2021

    Great baseball movie. 8.5/10

    Great baseball movie. 8.5/10

  • May 12, 2021

    Field of Dreams is a little creepy but at the same time it's genuinely heartwarming.

    Field of Dreams is a little creepy but at the same time it's genuinely heartwarming.

  • May 07, 2021

    Sure, Field of Dreams is shamelessly sentimental and unrelentingly manipulative, but once you get past this and are able to suspend disbelief, it's a rewarding and touching film that'll make you smile and maybe even elicit a tear or two. It's a movie about forgiveness, following dreams, and the importance of family, an ode to America's pastime that follows the story of farmer Ray Kinsella, a man who builds a baseball diamond in his cornfield to satisfy the voice he hears that tells him to "build it and he will come." Kevin Costner strikes the perfect balance between obsession and vulnerability in the lead role. The rest of the cast is equally effective, especially Burt Lancaster in his last significant role.

    Sure, Field of Dreams is shamelessly sentimental and unrelentingly manipulative, but once you get past this and are able to suspend disbelief, it's a rewarding and touching film that'll make you smile and maybe even elicit a tear or two. It's a movie about forgiveness, following dreams, and the importance of family, an ode to America's pastime that follows the story of farmer Ray Kinsella, a man who builds a baseball diamond in his cornfield to satisfy the voice he hears that tells him to "build it and he will come." Kevin Costner strikes the perfect balance between obsession and vulnerability in the lead role. The rest of the cast is equally effective, especially Burt Lancaster in his last significant role.