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Romeo + Juliet Reviews

July 6, 2010
A slick blast of ''decadence,'' the kind of violent swank-trash music video that may make you feel like reaching for the remote control.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 11, 2008
Doesn't approach the emotional resonance of Franco Zeffirelli's immensely popular 1968 screen version.
February 9, 2006
Luhrmann's gleefully cinematic version of the play is so relentlessly inventive and innovative, it takes 20 minutes to get a grasp on how appropriate is his approach to the material.
May 20, 2003
Where is the audience willing to watch a classic play thrown in the path of a subway train?
August 28, 2002
Puts Shakespeare's greatest romance in a choke-hold and takes it slam-dancing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 9, 2002
Read More | Original Score: B+
June 18, 2002
A monumental disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
May 12, 2001
Luhrmann and his two bright angels have shaken up a 400-year-old play without losing its touching, poetic innocence.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 21, 2001
Sure to infuriate as much as it delights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Traditionalists are sure to despise the psychedelic tunes and the flashy sets of this audacious adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
The film's skewed stylistic flourishes capture enough of the original's spirit to provoke more respect than rejection.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Danes makes a breathtaking Juliet, merging strength and fragility into one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It would be destined for the trash heap of Shakespeare adaptations, if not for its female lead, and its heart, 17-year-old Claire Danes.
January 1, 2000
A film so determined to stimulate both eye and ear, that the story of the star-crossed lovers often gets lost in melee.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
So overloud and overdirected and overproduced and so energetic that finally, you can't do anything except smile at it.
January 1, 2000
I have never seen anything remotely approaching the mess that the new punk version of Romeo & Juliet makes of Shakespeare's tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The result is horrifying, but it's also unsettling in its ruthlessness.