The Milagro Beanfield War

The Milagro Beanfield War
The Milagro Beanfield War
  • R
  • 1h 57m
  • 1988
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Robert Redford directs this absolutely delightful comedy of everyday people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. When a Chicano handyman from the Milagro Valley decides to irrigate his small beanfield by "borrowing" some water from a large and potentially destructive site, he unknowingly sets off a chain reaction that erupts into a humorous culture clash. The developers then try to stamp out the modest plantings, forcing the handyman's friends to team up with the spirited "rebel" to protect and preserve their way of life.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Arguably Robert Redford's most inchoate work, The Milagro Beanfield War has plenty of beautiful moments, but they don't quite add up to a worthwhile whole.
Variety Staff

Redford and company have put a quirky twist on the material, investing it with a quasi-mystical as...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Wally Hammond

Redford's film sustains a slow mood of simpatico amiability and photographs the landscape with moo...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:March 18, 1988
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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