Field of Lost Shoes Synopsis
Based on a true story of the American Civil War, culminating at the Battle of New Market in May 1864, a group of teenage cadets, sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute, must confront the horrors of an adult world when they are called...
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Movie Reviews

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By bturp
I'm a VMI graduate and appreciate the quality of the re telling of the Battle of New Market and all the challenges of the time. Well done. Take the family and a must see for any military school...

Great Historical Interpretation

By sbass572
Anyone with a VMI connection will relate to this tale of the New Market Cadets and will appreciate the historical interpretation of their stories. This film is terrific telling of this unique story....

Great historical drama

By febs1
My family has connections to VMI so this was a must see for us. I appreciate the painstaking attention to detail to try and get everything right. It seems to be the exception in Hollywood to film...

Outstanding Film!

By k4young
Excellent movie! Surprising quality given the low budget. Clever camera angles and actual location shooting give this film its authentic look. Only when the 21st C invades did the film maker...

Excellent Coming of Age Movie

By addhagan
What a terrific movie! This fascinating true story comes to life on the big screen. While hitting the issues of the time (horrors of slavery, secession and youth in war) head on, Tom Farrell and...

Love the movie!

By gogolomodavid
I am actually in this movie. I play the character Israel. I saw the movie back in April. I enjoyed the movie and I know you will too!...

By bettyneils
So moving!...

Awesome movie!

By pamelajune21781
Not just another civil war story. Has a little of everything... History, action, and love! Smart humor, pride for the vmi students, and tears ......


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By rwj727
Had never heard of this incident until hearing about this movie, Incredible story, and hard to believe a film was not made about this years ago. Very well done and very entertaining....

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Rated PG-13 | For for war violence and some thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Fierce, violent Civil War tale takes liberties with history.
Read the Common Sense Media Review