Romeo and Juliet - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Romeo and Juliet Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 8, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Wonderful, but a little too mature for some kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The success of the film depends upon Whiting and Miss Hussey...They are magnificent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 20, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet is best version on film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 11, 2003
A staple of lazy high school English teachers everywhere.
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
March 16, 2004
Franco Zeffirelli's rendition of Shakespeare's classic tragic love story gets off to a slow and rocky start but eventually takes hold once its titular leads take over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
September 23, 2004
Cheesy at best, but perfect school Shakespeare.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Mostly it remains enjoyable for its color and visual flair.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
This is the definitive cinematic Romeo and Juliet.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
...may not be great Shakespeare, but it's compelling, impassioned filmmaking.
| Original Score: 9/10
Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
A world of sundrenched piazzas, masked balls, rowdy swordsmanship, bustling marketplaces, moonlight, meadows, and passion
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Dan Jardine
Cinemania
July 28, 2013
Neither lead is a skilled actor, but the film's lush and unrepentant romanticism carries the day
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
August 28, 2004
... the excessive wailing of the ill-fated couple as they suffer all manner of ... set-backs made me want to turn them over my knee and 'give you something to cry about.'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
July 2, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
October 14, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 22, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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