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The true story of the turbulent and ultimately destructive relationship between poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy Wordsworth.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Goes a long way toward capturing the compelling delirium of opium among a crowd of freethinking British iconoclasts."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"A harebrained, awkward, and dramatically muddled historical pageant."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Mr. Showbiz
"It's probably somewhat ironic that 'Pandaemonium' would have been far more appealing if its central characters were hoi-polloi poetic wannabes."
‑ Tom Grealis, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Successfully gets to the heart of the obsessions that drive great writers -- and will have you dusting down your old school copy of the 'Lyrical Ballads'!"
‑ Sandi Chaitram,
"As a visual counterpart to some of the most sublime verse ever written, it's often thrilling."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Literate and handsome."
‑ Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
"The exposition is thick, the characterization choppy, the wigs terrible."
‑ Jessica Winter, Village Voice
"A watchable but silly biopic melodrama about the relationship between fellow romantic poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roache) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah)..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Well-intentioned and at the same time sadly indulgent as [Temple] modifies history to suit the MTV generation."
‑ Bruce Feld, Film Journal International
"You Should Pay Nine Bucks to See This If: You liked Velvet Goldmine or Lisztomania."
‑ Dave White, IFilm
"Historically and dramatically dubious."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"The appeal will ... be restricted to art house audiences who don't mind people messing with their literary history."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"if one is to judge "Pandaemonium" on its own merits as a work of fiction, for the most part it succeeds."
‑ Ted Murphy,
"As a paean to the power of imagination, Pandaemonium is an impressive work."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The tale has no rhyme or reason."
‑ , E! Online
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