Romeo and Juliet

1968

Romeo and Juliet

Critics Consensus

The solid leads and arresting visuals make a case for Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet as the definitive cinematic adaptation of the play.

94%

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Reviews Counted: 36

74%
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Audience Score

User Ratings: 65,120

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Reviews Count: 0
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74%
Average Rating: 3.3/5

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Zeffirelli's acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare's timeless love story. Nominated for Best Picture Academy Award!

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½

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.

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½

I liked this version, but I had a feeling they had a lot of vreepy clothes and terrible acting.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

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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.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

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Franco Zeffirelli's version of Romeo & Juliet is an incredible film with its faithful rendition of the original story, with realistic and impressive visuals, scenery, and costumes and great acting from the leads and the rest of the cast.

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