Field of Dreams Synopsis
A voice tells an Iowa farmer (Kevin Costner) to build a baseball field.
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100

Empire

What it's really about is taking a second chance to make good on old regrets and dead hopes. Never mind the baseball, this is one for the...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is the kind of movie Frank Capra might have directed, and James Stewart might have starred in - a movie about dreams.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Despite a few wrong turns early on, the movie gathers graceful momentum and heads straight to the warm heart of the book - that fond spot...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
As shrewd and accomplished as the movie is, there's still something uncomfortably manipulative about it... It doesn't explore its primal...
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Imagine: a pseudo-intellectual baseball fantasy loaded up, like a spitter, with seductive sentiment. You can distrust the mix, but still...
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60

Film Threat

By Brad Laidman
If you're in the right mood this movie will bring a tear to your eye. If you're not you're probably already watching "Reservoir Dogs".
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60

TV Guide

Ultimately, the film relies too heavily on consensual acceptance of baseball iconography as some kind of symbolic shorthand for all kinds...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The picture almost overwhelms you with sheer niceness. Unfortunately, this effect doesn't last; eventually the movie goes too far and...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
This movie reverie has an almost laughable '80s tone - a yuppified style and even language - that practically buries Costner. [21 Apr 1989,...
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12

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
To be honest, I started hearing things, too. Just when Jones was delivering an inexcusably sappy speech about baseball being "a symbol of...
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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Baseball crowd pleaser with a supernatural twist.
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