91 user 149 critic

A Field in England (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Horror | 5 July 2013 (UK)
2:00 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist, the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.


Ben Wheatley


Amy Jump
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

More Like This 

Kill List (2011)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.

Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring, Harry Simpson
Down Terrace (2009)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A crime family looks to unmask the police informant in their midst who threatens to take down their business.

Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: Robin Hill, Robert Hill, Julia Deakin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Colin hires a lavish country manor for his extended family to celebrate New Year. Unfortunately for Colin his position of power in the family is under serious threat from the arrival of his estranged brother David.

Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: Neil Maskell, Sura Dohnke, Marvin Maskell
High-Rise (2015)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller
Sightseers (2012)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: Alice Lowe, Kenneth Hadley, Steve Oram
Free Fire (2016)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shoot-out and a game of survival.

Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art.

Director: Peter Strickland
Stars: Toby Jones, Antonio Mancino, Guido Adorni
Action | Thriller

A band of misfits hunt down and kill underground, nocturnal monsters.

Director: Ben Wheatley
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune.

Director: Panos Cosmatos
Stars: Eva Bourne, Michael J Rogers, Scott Hylands
Animation | Comedy

Plot undisclosed. Described as a violent stop-motion animated film.

Director: Ben Wheatley

Plot unknown. Feature film based on the sitcom, 'Ideal'.

Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: Johnny Vegas


Cast overview:
Julian Barratt ... Trower
Peter Ferdinando ... Jacob
Richard Glover ... Friend
Ryan Pope Ryan Pope ... Cutler
Reece Shearsmith ... Whitehead
Michael Smiley ... O'Neil
Sara Dee ... The Field (voice)


Fleeing for their lives, a small party abandon their Civil War confederates and escape through an overgrown field. Thinking only of what lay behind, they are ambushed by two dangerous men and made to search the field. Psychedelia, madness and chaotic forces slowly overtake the group as they question what treasure lies within the malignant field. Written by jessgiostan

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »






Release Date:

5 July 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A field in England See more »


Box Office


£316,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,498, 7 February 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,716, 16 March 2014
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Film4, Rook Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


No women appear on screen during the whole film. See more »


[repeated line]
O'Neil: Open up and let the Devil in!
See more »


References Onibaba (1964) See more »


Lady Anne Bothwell's Lament
Performed by Richard Glover
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Unlike any field I've ever visited in England
31 July 2013 | by asda-manSee all my reviews

I was really excited for Ben Wheatley's latest film. I absolutely loved Kill List and proclaimed it as the best British horror film since Eden Lake (which I love) and when I saw the trailer for A Field in England I thought that it looked right up my street. The trailer was packed with weird imagery and great music and when I realised that it was going to be on the TV I almost fainted (OK a bit of an exaggeration there, but I was very excited). People keep saying that releasing a film on DVD, TV and on the cinema is the future, but I'm not convinced. It might work better for small low-budget films like this but with a highly anticipated Hollywood blockbuster? It would definitely lose money and Hollywood would not be happy. But anyway that's another debate. I decided to catch A Field in England on the TV via recorder and watched it with much anticipation... I was disappointed.

One of my biggest problems with the film is that it is very slow. A good 40 minutes of the film is dedicated to a group of deserters talking and walking. Don't get me wrong, I love a bit of character development, but 40 minutes of little action outside a man having a poo in a field is just too tiresome. However, there were a few funny moments. Things get a little more interesting when Wheatley's favourite, Michael Smiley comes in to the story. He's quite a menacing character who successfully shakes things up a bit. There's also a really great weirdly intriguing moment where a character exits a tent in slow motion with a rope attached to them which promises good things. However, soon after things get boring again with talking and digging.

I also found some of it quite difficult to follow, due to the Olde English dialogue, but I may be on my own there, as I'm a bit thick. Things start to get interesting when a character gorges on a load of magic mushrooms and we are treated to a wonderfully weird hallucinogenic trip, which must be the closest thing to being on hallucinogens since David Lynch's mesmerising Inland Empire. There are loads of flashing images, weird imagery and an unsettling droning score to go with it and it's undeniably unique. I've seen some weird films (weirdest being Conspirators of Pleasure) and this sequence is unlike anything I've seen before. After this things get incomprehensible and it's very difficult to follow.

Normally I would enjoy a Lynchian mind F but it started to feel monotonous and dull at times. Although, I did enjoy the beautifully shot shootout at the end. The film is very stylish, the black and white works very well, the directing is enchanting and the editing is impeccable at times. The film just needed a much thicker plot to go with it all and then there would be a winner. It's something I definitely need to see again to fully appreciate, but as it stands now my feelings towards it are very mixed. Love it or hate it, it's a haunting film that will stay with you for a few days at least which isn't such a bad thing. Is it?

9 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 91 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed