Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Critic Consensus: The solid leads and arresting visuals make a case for Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet as the definitive cinematic adaptation of the play.
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as Friai Laurence
as The Chorus
as The Nurse
as Lady Capulet
as Prince Of Verona
as Lord Capulet
as Lord Montague
as Lady Montague
as Count Paris
as Friar John
as Tybalt's Page
as Narrator of Prologue
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Critic Reviews for Romeo and Juliet
Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet is a lovely, sensitive, friendly popularization of the play...
The success of the film depends upon Whiting and Miss Hussey...They are magnificent.
Neither lead is a skilled actor, but the film's lush and unrepentant romanticism carries the day
Despite major trimmings of Shakespeare's text, this is a lovely version of the much-filmed play, largely due to the casting of the leads with handsome, unknown teenagers.
Audience Reviews for Romeo and Juliet
Yes I think we all get the picture that the leads played their roles fantastically. The movie itself wasn't perfect because of the cheesiness of it. It's great if your into romance films but it's not for everyone. Olivia Hussey is definetely the best Juliet there's ever been. It's solid for a romance but as I said it wont hold universal appeal. The reason being for me because it didn't feel like it was on a large enough epic or tragic scale.
I liked this version, but I had a feeling they had a lot of vreepy clothes and terrible acting.
Saw this in English class my freshman year of high school. I don't have excellent memories of all of it, so I should probably rewatch it sometime, but, for a straight take on the story, it's probably the best one to pick. No one does spectacle like Zeffirelli.
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