Field of Dreams
Field of Dreams (1989)

"If you build it, he will come." That's the ethereal message that inspires Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to construct a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. At first, "he" seems to be the ghost… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Field of Dreams is sentimental, but in the best way; it's a mix of fairy tale, baseball, and family togetherness.

Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

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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Michael Booth
Denver Post

The life-equals-baseball masterpiece still packs an unexpected kick.

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Jane Crowther
Total Film

Rightfully a ballgame classic, this is sentimental nonsense, sure, but charmingly so.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Variety Staff
Variety

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.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

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.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Despite a lovely cameo turn by Burt Lancaster, Field of Dreams is the male weepie at its wussiest.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The conception is sentimental, but the storytelling remains assured and effective.

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Is the film 100% perfect? No, but it's damn close. Kevin Costner leads with a powerhouse performance, being told by "the voice of god" to build… More
Apeneck Fletcher
"I wish I could tell everyone I've ever loved --- but never told --- just what they've meant to me and to my life" Its a dream of most… More
Alice Shen
It's delightful for what it is...but what it is is a movie about ghost baseball players that I wouldn't watch over and over again, unlike Die Hard.… More
Melvin White
Ray: I'm 36 years old, I love my family, I love baseball and I'm about to become a farmer. But until I heard the voice, I'd never done a crazy… More
Jens S.
The premise of someone building a baseball diamond over his corn field because a voice and a vision told him to may sound a bit silly. But it's presented… More
Jennifer Xu
Man, if I have to see Kevin Costner's clueless mug muttering "If you build it, he will come," Imma slap something. Jokes aside though, Field of… More

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