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Romeo & Juliet (1996)
4.6 out of 10

Romeo & Juliet (1996)

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4.0

Romeo and Juliet

Cinema Blend
11 October 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Romeo and Juliet

Slant Magazine
10 October 2013
  • Excerpt: As evidenced by everything from Julie Taymor's Titus to Baz Luhrmann's virtuoso Romeo + Juliet , Shakespearean updates often express a sense of zeitgeist-y obligation, a tonal and stylistic responsibility to maximally engage with the (preferably youthful) populace.
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2.7

Romeo & Juliet

AV Club
10 October 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Romeo and Juliet

Empire Online
8 March 2014
  • Conclusion: Slow moving and staid, this will leave you longing for Luhrman’s energy and Zefferelli’s sense of sweep.
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