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Based on 30 Critics
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • This Romeo and Juliet is hard to take seriously - and simply hard to take. show more

  • The older the actors here the better they are, as pros like Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis have it all over low-voltage young leads Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld. Relativity will be lucky to milk anything more than a moderate take from this pretty but unexciting enactment. show more

  • Fellowes' many changes diminish the power of Shakespeare's story. show more

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  • March 06, 2014 bk00000000184669
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    I may be too influenced by Franco Zeffirelli's version of Romeo & Juliet which was a master piece. This version is somewhat disappointing, the sets, costumes, and locales were all wonderful. The acting on the other hand had much to be desired. It seems Shakespeare eluded the actors.

  • October 20, 2013 jsantorohitch
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    Absolutely gorgeous movie with a great cast and supremely handsome Romeo. Shakespeare made easily digestible. My husband loved it as much as I did.

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