Pandaemonium (2001)

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

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 29, 2001
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2002
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Goes a long way toward capturing the compelling delirium of opium among a crowd of freethinking British iconoclasts.

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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz

A harebrained, awkward, and dramatically muddled historical pageant.

Tom Grealis
RTÉ (Ireland)

It's probably somewhat ironic that 'Pandaemonium' would have been far more appealing if its central characters were hoi-polloi poetic wannabes.

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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

Literate and handsome.

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Jessica Winter
Village Voice

The exposition is thick, the characterization choppy, the wigs terrible.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A watchable but silly biopic melodrama about the relationship between fellow romantic poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roache) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah)...

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Historically and dramatically dubious.

Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

The appeal will ... be restricted to art house audiences who don't mind people messing with their literary history.

Ted Murphy

if one is to judge "Pandaemonium" on its own merits as a work of fiction, for the most part it succeeds.

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A fanciful and atmospheric fantasy based loosely on the lives of Coleridge and Wordsworth - there's more than a hint of Schafer's Amadeus in this tale… More