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Pandaemonium Reviews

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Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
February 13, 2003
It's probably somewhat ironic that 'Pandaemonium' would have been far more appealing if its central characters were hoi-polloi poetic wannabes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 4, 2002
A watchable but silly biopic melodrama about the relationship between fellow romantic poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roache) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah)...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com
December 21, 2001
if one is to judge "Pandaemonium" on its own merits as a work of fiction, for the most part it succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sandi Chaitram
BBC.com
September 17, 2001
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'!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
July 30, 2001
Well-intentioned and at the same time sadly indulgent as [Temple] modifies history to suit the MTV generation.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
July 23, 2001
Goes a long way toward capturing the compelling delirium of opium among a crowd of freethinking British iconoclasts.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 13, 2001
As a paean to the power of imagination, Pandaemonium is an impressive work.
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 13, 2001
As a visual counterpart to some of the most sublime verse ever written, it's often thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
July 13, 2001
Literate and handsome.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 13, 2001
Historically and dramatically dubious.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
July 12, 2001
A harebrained, awkward, and dramatically muddled historical pageant.
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
July 10, 2001
The exposition is thick, the characterization choppy, the wigs terrible.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
July 2, 2001
The appeal will ... be restricted to art house audiences who don't mind people messing with their literary history.
Dave White
IFilm
June 29, 2001
You Should Pay Nine Bucks to See This If: You liked Velvet Goldmine or Lisztomania.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 29, 2001
Director Julien Temple and writer Frank Cottrell Boyce have the right idea: Don't be timid in dramatizing the tempestuous lives of the pioneering Romantic poets.
| Original Score: 3.5/5

E! Online
June 29, 2001
The tale has no rhyme or reason.
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
June 28, 2001
A sensationally dreamy manifesto.
Gary Mairs
culturevulture.net
June 27, 2001
Buried in the mess is a modest, thoughtful film.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
June 27, 2001
A vivid movie about Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, our contemporaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
June 27, 2001
The acting leads do well, especially Roache.
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