Pandaemonium (2001)



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The true story of the turbulent and ultimately destructive relationship between poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy Wordsworth.
PG-13 (for drug content)
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Linus Roache
as Samuel Coleridge
John Hannah
as William Wordsworth
Samantha Morton
as Sara Coleridge
Emily Woof
as Dorothy Wordsworth
Emma Fielding
as Mary Wordsworth
Andy Serkis
as John Thelwell
Samuel West
as Robert Southey
Clive Merrison
as Dr. Gillman
Guy Lankester
as Lord Byron
Dexter Fletcher
as Humphry Davy
Andrea Lowe
as Edith Southey
Jacqueline Defferary
as Miss Holland
Andy de la Tour
as Andrew Crosse
John Kane
as Jones
Colin McCredie
as Messenger
Glyn Owen
as Fisherman
Peter Harkness
as Journalist
Niall Vincent
as Hartley Coleridge (age 4)
Jason Quick
as Hartley Coleridge (18 months old)
Miles Quick
as Hartley Coleridge (18 months old)
Eleanor Russell
as Hartley Coleridge (2 months old)
Juno Temple
as Emma Southey
Leo Temple
as Herbert Southey
Rowena Gaukroger
as Edith Mae Southey
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Critic Reviews for Pandaemonium

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (7)

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Full Review… | June 5, 2008
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Goes a long way toward capturing the compelling delirium of opium among a crowd of freethinking British iconoclasts.

Full Review… | July 23, 2001
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Literate and handsome.

Full Review… | July 13, 2001
New York Times
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Historically and dramatically dubious.

July 13, 2001
New York Post
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A harebrained, awkward, and dramatically muddled historical pageant.

July 12, 2001
Mr. Showbiz
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Audience Reviews for Pandaemonium

Well-intentioned and at the same time sadly indulgent as history is modified to suit the MTV generation.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

A fanciful and atmospheric fantasy based loosely on the lives of Coleridge and Wordsworth - there's more than a hint of Schafer's Amadeus in this tale of tortured artists and jealousy. Great cast, beautifully shot and poetry of a kind both new and old as the script dovetails effortlessly with some of England's greatest romantic verse.

The  Shrewlord
The Shrewlord

Super Reviewer

It's like *Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,* only Dr. Gonzo works for the MAN and, in his pathetic jealous rage, totally screws over Hunter S. Thompson. Also, there's poetry. And sometimes a contrail. Or, maybe it's like *2001: A Space Odyssey,* only HAL thinks it's Wordsworth. Or is it the other way around? Honestly, a Romanticist colleague made me watch this. I found it humorous, tho probably not in the way Temple intended.

P.J. Emery
P.J. Emery

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