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: April 21, 1989
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 86% 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.

Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

In Costner, writer-director Robinson has found the perfect player for a personal-stakes game, a guy with a leg-it-out intensity and kidlike enthusiasm. It's Costner's eye-on-the-ball exuberance that carries Dreams past its often mechanical aesthetic ...

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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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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... view baseball as much a business as a sport and can't imagine getting gushy over such mush.

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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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Ron Wolfe
Tulsa World

If you like to think of every time at bat as a new hope, if you can taste a kind of poetry along with the hot dogs they serve at the ballpark, if you like to imagine that life is meant to be good, and miracles aren't out of the question... go see [it].

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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

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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Jane Crowther
Total Film

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
The truest definition of a magical film, with great performances, one of the most beautiful scores I can remember and a touching narrative that is not about… 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
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
Kevin M. Williams
"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