Watch Field of Dreams
- 1 hr 47 min
In Field of Dreams, baseball fan and Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) hears a voice telling him to build a baseball field in his cornfield. Despite the doubt of his family and neighbors, Ray plows under his crops and constructs a field, only to find out that the ghosts of baseball legends have come to play. Along the way, he encounters reclusive author Terence Mann (James Earl Jones) and former ballplayer "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta), who joined the Chicago Black Sox scandal of 1919.
The film explores themes of family, faith, and redemption as Ray not only reconciles with his estranged father but also confronts the mistakes of his past. It also touches on the role of baseball in American culture and its ability to connect people across generations.
The performances of the lead actors, particularly Costner and Jones, are lauded for their nuance and depth. The film also boasts a nostalgic and melancholic score by James Horner and stunning cinematography that captures the essence of the American heartland.
Field of Dreams has since become a classic and a cultural touchstone for its message of hope and dreams, encapsulated by the famous line, "If you build it, he will come." It cements the belief that chasing our desires and taking a risk may lead us to fulfill our heart's desires, and we never know what the Universe has in store for us.
Field of Dreams is a 1989 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5 and a MetaScore of 57.