• PG-13, 2 hr. 4 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Julien Temple
    In Theaters:
    Jun 29, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 12, 2002
  • USA Films

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Pandaemonium Reviews

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Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

December 30, 2006
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

September 22, 2002
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com

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

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

December 21, 2001
Sandi Chaitram
BBC.com

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

September 17, 2001
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Goes a long way toward capturing the compelling delirium of opium among a crowd of freethinking British iconoclasts.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

July 23, 2001
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

As a paean to the power of imagination, Pandaemonium is an impressive work.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 13, 2001
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

As a visual counterpart to some of the most sublime verse ever written, it's often thrilling.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 13, 2001
Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
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Literate and handsome.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 13, 2001
Dave White
IFilm

You Should Pay Nine Bucks to See This If: You liked Velvet Goldmine or Lisztomania.

Full Review Source: IFilm

June 29, 2001
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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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

June 29, 2001
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

A sensationally dreamy manifesto.

June 28, 2001
Gary Mairs
culturevulture.net

Buried in the mess is a modest, thoughtful film.

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

June 27, 2001
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

A vivid movie about Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, our contemporaries.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: 3/4

June 27, 2001
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

The acting leads do well, especially Roache.

June 27, 2001
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies

An imaginative and engaging film.

Full Review Source: Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: 4/4

June 7, 2001
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

August 8, 2005
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

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

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 2/5

February 13, 2003
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)...

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

March 4, 2002
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International

Well-intentioned and at the same time sadly indulgent as [Temple] modifies history to suit the MTV generation.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

July 30, 2001
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Historically and dramatically dubious.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

July 13, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
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October 18, 2008
Dennis Harvey
Variety
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June 6, 2008
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Sydney Morning Herald
July 15, 2005
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 27, 2002

Guardian
September 17, 2001
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