Box art for Field Of Dreams

Field Of Dreams

drama, sports


If you build it, he will come. With these words, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    87%
  • Audience Score
    87%

common sense

ON for kids age 12
Consumerism
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
4 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sex
1 out of 5
Violence
1 out of 5

Baseball crowd pleaser with a supernatural twist.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this story about following your dreams and reconciling relationships could appeal to young teens, older teens, and adults, especially families who like baseball. Some positive messages about tolerance and believing in yourself go along with a bit of strong language ("s--t" and "son of a bitch"). There are a couple references to past drug use, as well as a couple tense scenes.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about dreams. How do you know when to follow a dream that seems crazy or foolish? What thoughts go into weighing the risks of certain choices? Is there a way to know for sure whether an idea is a good one?
  • How did Ray's experience with the baseball field help him heal his pain related to his relationship with his father? What could you do to mend some family wounds?
  • What kinds of stereotypes are discussed or displayed in this movie?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    87%
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  • Audience

    87%

Audience Reviews

4 stars

A truly magical film, with great performances and a beautiful score, it is more than about baseball, it's about going the distance and making amends with the past, and the ending is simply wonderful.

- blacksheepboy, Thursday, February 18, 2010

3 stars

Kevin Costner was so awesome in this Movie.

- ScoopOnline, Thursday, December 3, 2009

5 stars

"If you build it he will come." :) I just love this movie. Kevin Costner is an fantastic actor & his part in this movie was a good role for him to play. :)

- movieguru12, Saturday, November 14, 2009