• Unrated, 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Alan Brown
    In Theaters:
    Feb 10, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jun 5, 2012
  • Wolfe Releasing

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Private Romeo Reviews

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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A pandering coming-of-ager about sexual identity and equality.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 7, 2012
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine

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

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 8, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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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...

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

February 9, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Take a couple of friends to see it, and the amount you spend may exceed the amount the filmmakers did.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

February 10, 2012
David Noh
Film Journal International

Get a bunch of male hotties reciting Shakespeare's most immortal love poetry to one another and you have a hot movie, right? Wrong!

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 9, 2012
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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A dynamite ensemble cast of young actors invests the Bard's poetry with energetic immediacy.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 7, 2012
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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An earnest experiment in don't-ask-don't-tell drama as indebted to shirtlessness as to iambic pentameter.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

February 9, 2012
Brandon Judell
CultureCatch

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.

Full Review Source: CultureCatch

February 11, 2012
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 3/4

February 8, 2012

New York Times
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February 15, 2012
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