Focus Features | Release Date: October 17, 2003 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 40 Critics
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Having dreaded the prospect of Sylvia, I admired it precisely because it refuses to play along with the mythologizing that has sprung up, and vulgarized, the lives of two poets. [20 October 2003, p. 206]
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The movie doesn't shed much light on their famously contentious marriage. Instead, it spreads gloom all around.