Romeo and Juliet - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Romeo and Juliet Reviews

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May 17, 2015
Lame acting brings this adaptation of Shakespeare's most famous story to the dumps.
May 13, 2015
80% on my Tomatometer.
½ May 8, 2015
April 16, 2015
A 15-year-old actress was nude in this movie, keep in mind this movie is rated PG and PG-13 wasn't invented until about 20 years later... What the hell were they thinking?
½ April 8, 2015
Watched this in high school English class. It is, for better or worse, a faithful adaptation of the play. The leads are very good in the roles, and the story is obviously timeless, if you like the story. Overall, if you like the story/play, you will love the movie. If not, well, I'm sure you know what you're getting into
March 9, 2015
Hard to believe this film was made 7 years after west side story. While it is still more interesting. The film still misses some key elements from the book.
February 7, 2015
Very good screen version with vivid performances which is true to the original play.
½ January 13, 2015
Enthralled by some parts, wanted to throw the DVD player at the wall in others. If you haven't read the play you probably won't understand what is going on.
½ January 4, 2015
With nicely developed characters, superb pacing and editing, finely executed dramatic moments and almost perfectly adapted story, this movie version of Romeo and Juliet is the greatest according to many and it is easy to see why. The two lead actors are not always great, there are some unnecessary changes and some sequences between the protagonists are almost too passionate, but the film is a faithful and powerful adaptation of the famous story and it is technically brilliant - the costumes are exquisite, the details bring the period to life, the cinematography is splendid, the direction is strong, the acting is quite solid and the score is mighty, very beautiful and fitting for the period. It is a stupendous film by all means and a quintessential Romeo and Juliet adaptation.
½ January 3, 2015
Romeo and Juliet is just the Same over and over and over again. William Shakespeare is known for making this stupid story. How did this even get a percentage of 97%?

It's just about a boy named Romeo and a girl named Juliet, whose families have been mortal enemies for a long time, we don't know why they were enemies. This leads them in the worst love story ever told.

Everyone knows the whole story, and it will make you feel disappointed at the end. They even left out some major parts in the movie, and they still nominated this for best picture even though some parts from the play we're missing. Never watch this! I wanna watch the 1996 version.
December 12, 2014
Watched in my high school English 9 class.
November 23, 2014
Mostly stunted but watchable and enjoyable.
November 20, 2014
like the classic romeo and juliet...a little dry tho if you ask me
November 15, 2014
Ever so faithful to the original style of 17th century literature, Franco Zeffirelli's production of "Romeo and Juliet" is a devastating period piece packed with eroticism, drama, bloodlust, and yearning. The cinematography is lush and vibrant, and the costume design is accurate to the time period in which this story is set.
October 12, 2014
Fave movie of all time!
½ October 1, 2014
amazing! :D
...and i am talking about the guys in this film (;
½ July 8, 2014
This is by far the best cinematic adaptation of the play. Marvelous costumes and design, astonishing cinematography, solid performances thanks to Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting; their portrayal for the characters remains memorable, and not to forget Nino Rota's film score that adds a magical touch to the film.
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