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Romeo Must Die Reviews

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 2, 2012
undiluted garbage
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
This hip-hop Romeo and Juliet is awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

July 6, 2008
The point of the film is kung fu. But, sadly, it doesn't deliver.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 24, 2006
It's unfortunate that so much of the running time has been given over to the plodding plot about a war between two gangs...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Jet Li deserves better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
slick, Joel Silver-produced action movie with a borderline straight to video feel.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Guess what, kids! Your average Jet Li film is a LOT better than your average Jackie Chan film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
A nifty little package that should allow Jet Li to get a solid hold on American actioners.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mac Verstandig
Entertainment Insiders
August 27, 2003
Everyone can enjoy the main special effect in the movie: Jet Li.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Where's Jackie Chan when you need him?
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Christina Ziegler-McPherson
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
It's not Shakespeare a la Kenneth Branagh, but it's not bad either.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
What impresses me about this film is its consistency in terms of characterization.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hollings
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Our star-crossed lovers are so emotionally off-channel, it's easy to forget the origin of the film's title...
Ben De Haan
October 30, 2002
Fast, furious fun, worth a viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The director gets carried away with his quick-cutting technique, to the point that it interferes with the viewer's ability to appreciate the fantastic choreography.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Way too much time is spent exposing the boring, conventional plot, with all its predictable twists and double-crossings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Straight-ahead action would have been more than sufficient.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
It's funny and violent and occasionally quite entertaining, even if there's not a single convincing moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
A little more action and a little less talk would have taken things much further.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
April 30, 2001
The movie barely manages to keep you awake, much less quicken your pulse.
Full Review | Original Score: short
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