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6.5 out of 10

A Field In England

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A Field in England

Brutal as Hell
8 July 2013
  • Excerpt: A Field in England has perhaps most astutely been compared to Jacob’s Ladder, if the focus were shifted from the aftermath of America’s disastrous involvement in Vietnam to England’s Civil War. Yet the analogy’s pretty flawed. It’s fair to say that viewers who enjoyed the head-fuck in Jacob’s Ladder are likely to get on with A Field in England’s trippy style, but they’re still profoundly different films.
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Overall 7
6.5

A Field in England

IGN
5 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Ben Wheatley's films all ask tough questions without offering up easy answers, but A Field in England is his most obtuse work to date; a tough take on the Civil War that's entertaining, frustrating and annoying in equal measure.
  • Pros: Strong visuals, Stunning sound design, Strong performances
  • Cons: Slow, Too often confuses and confounds
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Overall 8
8.0

A Field In England

Empire Online
26 August 2013
  • Conclusion: Very physical, with intense performances and half-serious period talk, it’s an impressive, haunting picture — though the sort of thing you have to meet at least halfway to enjoy.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Field In England

Film Guide
6 August 2013
  • Excerpt: A visually epic, organically-addled, Jodorowskian fever dream of a film Ben Wheatley’s enigmatic period piece A Field In England proved surprisingly challenging yet immersive viewing. A sleep or so later its hooks have sunk deeper into me; I need to see this film again! Many will be familiar the UK director’s previous NZIFF programmed films, psychological horror Kill List (2011) and black ‘serial killer’ comedy Sightseers (2012), both of which proved popular with the...
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