Sylvia

Sylvia

37%
  • R, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Christine Jeffs
    In Theaters:
    Oct 31, 2003 Limited
    On DVD:
    Feb 10, 2004
  • Focus Features
  • Sylvia
    2 minutes 22 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Sylvia Reviews

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Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

January 9, 2006

Apollo Guide

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 84/100

May 13, 2005
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus

Gwyneth Paltrow is a shining star and plays a faultless dramatic role.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 76/100

July 20, 2004

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

May 14, 2004
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

February 14, 2004
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

When it's all said and done, Plath had the courage of her convictions, and so does this honest movie.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

February 9, 2004
James Verniere
Boston Herald

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 2, 2004

Sunday Times (Australia)

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

February 2, 2004

Not the last word on the subject by any means, but it is a solid entry into the canon that sensibly resists beatification or crucifixion of the Ariel poet.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 15, 2004
Stacie Hougland
Hollywood.com

Good as Paltrow is, Sylvia reduces an intensely brilliant, haunted writer into a weepy, morose slacker whose overriding concern is where her husband is at all hours.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2.5

January 14, 2004
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Paltrow moves us as Plath, bringing poignant humanity to the character.

| Original Score: 6/10

December 11, 2003
Nev Pierce
BBC.com

Atmospheric, elegant and thoughtful.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

December 5, 2003
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Gwyneth Paltrow, who has never made a secret of her obsession with Plath, turns in a worshipfully calculated and awards-worthy performance as her idol.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

November 20, 2003
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This is one of the better made and more believable films about poets, one that should be cherished for its rich depiction of its subjects.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

November 15, 2003
Richard C. Walls
Orlando Weekly

This could be very dreary stuff if it weren't for Gwyneth Paltrow, who is pitch perfect as Plath.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 14, 2003

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

November 11, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Has the requisite dark tone and superb performances, but it feels simplistic in its examination of the tortured mind of a gifted woman

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 9, 2003
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com

Full Review Source: Modamag.com | Original Score: 7/10

November 7, 2003
Jon Lap
Apollo Guide

Much of this film plays to the audience's subconscious, forced to deal with the spirals of perverse intertwinement.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 84/100

November 5, 2003
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

The film's story is one that presents very little to dramatize, but that little has been dramatized very well.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 57/100

November 2, 2003
Urban Cinefile Critics
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October 18, 2008
David Ansen
Newsweek
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November 1, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Guardian
April 9, 2004
Ed Colley
Future Movies UK
January 31, 2004
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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November 12, 2003

Boston Phoenix
October 26, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 24, 2003
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