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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Kevin Costner
Ray Liotta
Amy Madigan
Gaby Hoffmann
James Earl Jones
Directors
Phil Alden Robinson
Screenwriters
Phil Alden Robinson
WP Kinsella
Running Time
107 minutes

Field of Dreams
Costner goes for a home run with a film straight out of leftfield. The Natural, at last, has some genuine competition.


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Plot
Ploughing Iowan fields for a pittance, Ray Kinsella (Costner) risks financial ruin to build a baseball diamond, convinced a voice he heard in the fields told him to do so. Soon ghosts - metaphorical and literal - from the past make their welcome way to his pitch in this tale of regaining youth and following your...erm...dreams.


Verdict
Too idiosyncratic and witty merely to wallow in sentimentality, Field Of Dreams will surely stand as a classic update of what made Old Hollywood so magical. It's still a wonderful life.


Reviewed by Mat Snow

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