Reviews and Problems with Romeo & Juliet (1996)
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Movie overall 4
Romeo and Juliet (2013)
8 February 2014
Conclusion: Romeo and Juliet is incredibly handsome, and perhaps that visual acuity will be enough to recommend the film to some. But anyone who knows, let alone loves , Shakespeare's immortal text is going to spend large swaths of this film silently muttering to themselves, "Hey, what about [fill in the blank...
Excerpt: Romeo and Juliet experienced a weird post-modern revival in the late 90s, in the form of Baz Luhrmann's wild and lavish adaptation as well as Shakespeare in Love , which used the hoary old story as the backdrop for a new, slightly less tragic romance.
Excerpt: Shakespeare movies don’t get more unremarkable than Romeo & Juliet , an adaptation of the English language’s most-butchered love story produced and financed by glass-jewelry manufacturer Swarovski.
Conclusion: If this is at times a trifle staid and chaste for some viewers' tastes, it's a remarkably faithful recreation of one of MacMillan's hallmark pieces of choreography. Athletically danced by Acosta, and with a tragically lyrical turn by Rojo, this Romeo and Juliet offers visual and aural delights that...