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Sylvia Reviews

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Film Threat
January 9, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Apollo Guide
May 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
July 20, 2004
Gwyneth Paltrow is a shining star and plays a faultless dramatic role.
| Original Score: 76/100

Empire Magazine
May 14, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
February 14, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 9, 2004
When it's all said and done, Plath had the courage of her convictions, and so does this honest movie.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
February 2, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Sunday Times (Australia)
February 2, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Stacie Hougland
Hollywood.com
January 14, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2.5
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
December 11, 2003
Paltrow moves us as Plath, bringing poignant humanity to the character.
| Original Score: 6/10
Nev Pierce
BBC.com
December 5, 2003
Atmospheric, elegant and thoughtful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 20, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 15, 2003
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 | Original Score: B
Richard C. Walls
Orlando Weekly
November 14, 2003
This could be very dreary stuff if it weren't for Gwyneth Paltrow, who is pitch perfect as Plath.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 11, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 9, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
November 7, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jon Lap
Apollo Guide
November 5, 2003
Much of this film plays to the audience's subconscious, forced to deal with the spirals of perverse intertwinement.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
November 2, 2003
The film's story is one that presents very little to dramatize, but that little has been dramatized very well.
Full Review | Original Score: 57/100
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Top Critic
David Ansen
Newsweek
November 1, 2007
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006

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

Boston Phoenix
October 26, 2003
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 24, 2003
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