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Romeo and Juliet Reviews

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January 9, 2017
This Romeo and Juliet is set on its disappointing course, and it can't be deterred. What a bummer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 28, 2016
While the setting and the costumes are in keeping with the tale, you can't help but feel as if you are watching a grandiose stage production.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 27, 2014
Though the film does have its strong points, Romeo and Juliet are out shined by skilled supporting players in Carlo Carlei's uneven adaptation of this classic love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 28, 2017
The fact that this "love" is really little more than lust and rebellion is ignored by everyone involved - though at least the lust waits until marriage to be consummated.
October 17, 2013
It's all such a prettily-spoken blur to care much.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 7, 2014
It just goes to show that if you don't have the proper elements in place for such an adaptation, then it's going to be difficult to get the audience involved in the story, especially when it's one that they've seen countless times before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 10, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
October 11, 2013
Carlei's version has the ever unfortunate question of "what's the point?" lingering over it like a dark, menacing cloud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 14, 2013
Far too reverent to the source material, po-faced, literal and without raising much intensity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 10, 2013
Douglas Booth is a handsome fellow, in a mushy-peas kind of way, but Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar-nominated for True Grit, neither looks appealing nor acts with any distinction here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 10, 2013
Verona, we have a problem. And thy name is Juliet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2013
Fellowes' many changes and additions diminish the power of Shakespeare's story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
October 10, 2013
Not even when the doomed Juliet reaches for Romeo's dagger do you feel a single vicarious pain in your gut.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2013
Actors in tights declaim in bloodless BBC accents while someone murders a piano's sustain pedal on the soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 10, 2013
If there is one novelty in director Carlo Carlei's take on the world's best-known ill-fated lovers, it's that the words aren't entirely Shakespeare's. It's a fresh approach, indeed, but maybe not the wisest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 9, 2013
Lovely. But fatally miscast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2013
In a way, it's like the cover of a favorite pop tune - inferior, to be sure, but nevertheless pleasantly familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 10, 2013
All it needs to succeed is leads with a lot of chemistry and the ability to adapt to the rhythms of iambic pentameter and the glorious language. It fails on all three.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 10, 2013
The most excellent and lamentable tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" has been turned into a film that is lamentable without the "excellent" part.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 8, 2013
The film's safe approach provides an inviting surface but never risks digging into the material. The lovers are impassioned, but the telling is only lukewarm.
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