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Private Romeo (2012)

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Average Rating: 5/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 3

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Based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. When eight cadets are left behind at an isolated military high school, the greatest romantic drama ever written seeps out of the classroom and permeates their lives. Incorporating the original text of Romeo and Juliet, YouTube videos, and lip-synced indie rock music, Private Romeo takes us to a mysterious and tender place that only Shakespeare could have inspired. -- (C) Official Site

Unrated,

Drama

William Shakespeare

Jun 5, 2012

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (5)

Take a couple of friends to see it, and the amount you spend may exceed the amount the filmmakers did.

February 10, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Post
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An earnest experiment in don't-ask-don't-tell drama as indebted to shirtlessness as to iambic pentameter.

February 9, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Unfortunately, "modern" additions (like the soldiers' YouTube videos and some social media moments) feel clunky, and a necessarily shortened approach trips the movie up...

February 9, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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Private Romeo will undoubtedly be regarded by some as a curio, but it's a sweet, sympathetic and surprising one, highly recommended to the adventurous spirit in an enlightened and changing world.

February 8, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Observer
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A pandering coming-of-ager about sexual identity and equality.

February 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice | Comment (1)
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A dynamite ensemble cast of young actors invests the Bard's poetry with energetic immediacy.

February 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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In the end, Private Romeo, with its indie budget, handsomely captures the uncompromising nature of young love, and "it ends with a long deep sigh, like the breeze of the evening," as Samuel Coleridge said it should.

February 11, 2012 Full Review Source: CultureCatch
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Get a bunch of male hotties reciting Shakespeare's most immortal love poetry to one another and you have a hot movie, right? Wrong!

February 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Private Romeo feels more like a side project from the producers of Glee than some kind of novel queering of Shakespeare's text.

February 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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    1. Sam Singleton: Did my heart love till now, forswear its sight for I ne'er saw true beauty until this night.
    – Submitted by Trevor H (2 years ago)
    1. Glenn Mangan: My bounty is as boundless as the sea, and my love is deep, the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.
    – Submitted by Meredith W (2 years ago)
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