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A Field in England
England : 1648 AD. A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men: O'Neil and Cutler. O'Neil, an alchemist, forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field. (c)… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's the English Civil War on magic mushrooms!"
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"It's dementia for its own sake, an empty head-trip."
‑ , Minneapolis Star Tribune
"With some semblance of coherence among the [psychedelic] imagery, A Field In England might have been something special."
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"And now for something completely different: a black comedy set in 17th-century England at the time of the Civil War and given a lift with some psilocybin mushrooms. Oliver Cromwell, meet Timothy Leary."
‑ Jay Stone, Canada.com
"[A Field in England] demonstrates how genuinely spellbinding cinema can be when it's wielded by an artist who doesn't so much play by his own rules as forego such restrictions entirely."
‑ Curtis Woloschuk, Paste Magazine
"A Field In England is mad monochrome mayhem that's utterly hypnotic."
‑ , Toronto Star
"A challenging piece of work to be sure, due for eventual midnight-movie cultdom."
‑ William Goss, Film.com
"Do you have to fully "understand" a film to enjoy it? No. Case in point: this movie."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"Even when it includes a dose of dark humor and an admirable sense of craftsmanship, watching other people alter their state of consciousness is rarely a rewarding experience."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"This is a deeply, at times exclusively visceral movie. It aims to wring out, mind-eff and visually beat up its viewers, and perhaps cast a malevolent spell in the process."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com
"It's about shifting power games, mostly, and suggests a period film made by Samuel Beckett in one of his more playful moods."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
""A Field in England" tosses fascinating ingredients into its bubbling pot, and while the resulting dish - a blend of historical action drama, character study and psychedelic kaleidoscope - doesn't entirely cohere, it gives off a pungent aroma."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"The trippiest historical horror film ever made?"
‑ Ryan Lattanzio, Thompson on Hollywood
"This is one nutty movie."
‑ Bob Grimm, Tucson Weekly
"Shot in a mere 12 days, A Field in England feels like a film both Ingmar Bergman and Ken Russell could drool over."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
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