A Field in England
A Field in England (2014)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: April 7, 2014
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Critic Score
87%
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User Score
58%



Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Recklessly assembled and occasionally compelling in spite of itself, A Field in England showcases a singularly brilliant voice in British cinema.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

It's the English Civil War on magic mushrooms!

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's dementia for its own sake, an empty head-trip.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[Offers] a pervasive sense of unease, an almost physical sense of things being entirely and perversely not right with the film, as you're watching it.

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Toronto Star

A Field In England is mad monochrome mayhem that's utterly hypnotic.

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William Goss
Film.com

A challenging piece of work to be sure, due for eventual midnight-movie cultdom.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

With some semblance of coherence among the [psychedelic] imagery, A Field In England might have been something special.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

It's about shifting power games, mostly, and suggests a period film made by Samuel Beckett in one of his more playful moods.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

"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.

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Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

Do you have to fully "understand" a film to enjoy it? No. Case in point: this movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
A pointless exercise in pointless nothingnes. Seriously, critics are bashing Only God Forgives and praising this? Go figure.
The Movie Waffler
In 1648, during the English civil war, four men desert the battle, setting off in search of the nearest alehouse with plans of drinking and whoring. After… More
Liam Gadd
Bizarre and arresting at times, but also audacious and thought-provoking, Ben Wheatley's latest film ultimately works because of its mood, visual style and… More
John Ballantine
This is listed as a 'horror' film which I don't quite understand. It took me a long time in contemplating afterwards thinking about whether or… More
Gimly Monocle
Sometimes, weird is its own reward.
Luke Eberhard
Had another taste of Ben Wheatley ast MIFF with his latest effort. 'A Field in England' was a huanting, insightful, phychedelic trip into the unknown… More