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: February 7, 2014
DVD Release Date: April 7, 2014
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Critic Score: 88% 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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Tom Charity
Cinema Scope

A Field in England can be seen as a dying man's fever dream, or even a sojourn into the afterlife, a vision of hell in which O'Neill must be Lucifer.

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Toronto Star

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

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William Goss

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

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

Hallucinogenic black-and-white visuals, eerie sounds, sporadic splatter and potentially insufferable philosophising are blessedly leavened with earthy humour. Think Tarkovsky's Stalker meets Monty Python's Holy Grail.

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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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Matt Zoller Seitz

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.

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Britt Hayes

A brilliant, uncompromising and deliberate experiment set in a very specific time, in a very specific place, and under incredibly specific conditions, A Field in England is a wonderfully bizarre microcosm of abstraction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Four men walk over a field in 17th century England, in black and white. What follows is weirdness. While some frames are really beautifully filmed, other parts… 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
Kevin M. Williams
A waste of time. Of memory. Of thought. A waste. A refutation of the idea of Anglo dominance in film, indeed, the very argument against that theory. And yet so… More
Gimly M.
Sometimes, weird is its own reward.
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