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The troubled friendship and occasional rivalry between two of England's greatest poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, is explored in an unorthodox light in this historical drama from renegade director Julian Temple. As Coleridge (Linus Roache), Wordsworth (John Hannah), and Lord Byron (Guy Lankester) await the news of who will be Great Britain's new poet laureate in 1816, Coleridge finds himself thinking back to 1795, when he and Wordsworth were two struggling writers involved
Jun 29, 2001 Wide
Feb 12, 2002
USA Films - Official Site
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Goes a long way toward capturing the compelling delirium of opium among a crowd of freethinking British iconoclasts.
Historically and dramatically dubious.
A harebrained, awkward, and dramatically muddled historical pageant.
The appeal will ... be restricted to art house audiences who don't mind people messing with their literary history.
It's probably somewhat ironic that 'Pandaemonium' would have been far more appealing if its central characters were hoi-polloi poetic wannabes.
A watchable but silly biopic melodrama about the relationship between fellow romantic poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roache) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah)...
if one is to judge "Pandaemonium" on its own merits as a work of fiction, for the most part it succeeds.
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'!
Well-intentioned and at the same time sadly indulgent as [Temple] modifies history to suit the MTV generation.
As a paean to the power of imagination, Pandaemonium is an impressive work.
As a visual counterpart to some of the most sublime verse ever written, it's often thrilling.
You Should Pay Nine Bucks to See This If: You liked Velvet Goldmine or Lisztomania.
A sensationally dreamy manifesto.
A vivid movie about Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, our contemporaries.
The acting leads do well, especially Roache.
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