Pandaemonium (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.

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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
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 (9)

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'!

September 17, 2001 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Goes a long way toward capturing the compelling delirium of opium among a crowd of freethinking British iconoclasts.

July 23, 2001 | Rating: B+

Literate and handsome.

July 13, 2001 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Historically and dramatically dubious.

July 13, 2001 | Rating: 1.5/4

A harebrained, awkward, and dramatically muddled historical pageant.

July 12, 2001

The exposition is thick, the characterization choppy, the wigs terrible.

July 10, 2001 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pandaemonium

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.

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