Click here to copy URL

The Killing Fields

Rating
7.5
15,550
Ratings
Plugin not supported.
where to watch
Original title
The Killing Fields
Year
Running time
136 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Cast
Music
Cinematography
Producer
Genre
Drama | Journalism. Photography. Based on a true story. 1970s. Cambodian Civil War. Prison Drama
Synopsis
An American journalist from The New York Times, Sidney, is engulfed in the horror of Cambodia, and his native adviser disappears and is thought to be dead.
Rankings Position
Awards
1984: 3 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Ngor), Cinematography & Editing. 7 Nom.
1984: Golden Globes: Best Supporting Actor (Haing S. Ngor). 6 Nominations
1984: 8 BAFTA Awards, including Best Movie. 13 Nom.
1985: Cesar Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
1984: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography. 2 Nominations
1984: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Cinematography. 2 Nominations
Critics' reviews
  • "One has to admire the honestly of 'The Killing Fields'. This is the clearest film statement on how the nature of heroism has changed."
  • "An extraordinary Movie! So compelling and convincing you can't tear your eyes from the screen. It is not to be missed."
  • "If you see no more than one film a year, make it this one. Oscar nominations are clearly on the way."
  • "Powerful. Devastating. Deeply Moving. Riveting. Amazing. There is greatness in it. This is not just another movie. It's a profoundly heartbreaking, yet greatly edifying take-home experience. No one with a heart, a mind, and a conscience should even think of missing it."
Movie Soulmates' ratings
Register so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste.
Friends' ratings
Register so you can check out ratings by your friends, family members, and like-minded members of the FA community.
Is the synopsis/plot summary missing? Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Please send us a message.
If you are not a registered user please send us an email to [email protected]

All copyrighted material (movie posters, DVD covers, stills, trailers) and trademarks belong to their respective producers and/or distributors.

For US ratings information please visit: www.mpaa.org www.filmratings.com www.parentalguide.org

User history
The Killing Fields
1984
Roland Joffé
7.5
(15,550)
arrow