Sylvia plays it safe, and in doing so it becomes little more than just another domestic melodrama devoid of life and, of all things, poetry. Full Review
Doesn't shed much light on the fragile and enigmatic writer whose myth has nearly obscured the real woman. Full Review
The New York Times
Christine Jeffs's film is an emotionally rich biography of the poet Sylvia Plath, who is played with radiant conviction by Gwyneth Paltrow. Full Review
Frustratingly anemic, the filmmakers hiding behind their good taste and sensitivity. They might as well have gone for broke, since Plath and Hughes' daughter accused them of monstrous exploitation anyway. Full Review
Seems to avoid any kind of edgy, precedent-making attitude, some point of view that feels charged, divisive and consequently alive.