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Romeo and Juliet

5.71 h 58 min2013X-RayPG
The families of Montague and Capulet use any excuse to fight in the streets of Verona so Romeo and Juliet are dismayed to learn that their new loves are of the rival family. Romeo tries to conspire a way to pursue Juliet without incurring the wrath of his family, while Juliet relies on her nurse to deliver messages to her love.
Carlo Carlei
Hailee SteinfeldDouglas BoothTomas Arana
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Supporting actors
Christian CookeDamian LewisKodi Smit-McPheeNatascha McElhoneStellan SkarsgårdEd WestwickLesley ManvillePaul Giamatti
Julian FellowesIleen MaiselLawrence ElmanNadja SwarovskiDoug Mankoff
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4.2 out of 5 stars

660 global ratings

  1. 63% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 18% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 8% of reviews have 1 stars
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GaryReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 February 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Professional but where is the fire?
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Have seen many versions of Romeo & Juliet in the last 45 years, some have blown me away like Franko Zeffirelli’s 1968 version and others I have found intriguing and original such Baz Luhrmans 1996 film with Clare Danes & Leonardo De Caprio. This version I found sumptuous, with excellent costumes, accurate fight sequences and a great cast, but it felt like something was missing, a spark, a fizz, an air of excitement, of apprehension, of dread or of hope.
We know how it’s going to end but we want the hope that the monk will deliver Juliets message in time. And I think that was what was missing here, that element of hope. There were some excellent performances, particularly Paul Giamatti as the Friar, Stellan Skarsgård as the Prince and Lesley Manville as the nurse. But still the film smoulders and smokes but does not catch fire.
5 people found this helpful
ADReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 March 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good but not entirely Shakespeare
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As a movie, this was very enjoyable to watch and the actors are good. However, as a production of Romeo and Juliet the Shakespeare work, it is lacking. A lot of original lines are omitted in favour of made up lines in Shakespearean meter which is off-putting - either use it or don't (just please why mess up the genius that is Shakespeare?) But it does tell the story well and is a movie I would watch again, just as a literature academic I had a few issues.
11 people found this helpful
i borshchevaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 August 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
The saddest interpretation of the most enchanting love story
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The cast and their flat unemotional recital successfully managed to do what I thought was impossible- they completely killed the essence of this undying love story.
I don't remember when I feel that disengaged from what was happening on the screen as well as wishing to switch it off - only when I see advertising, perhaps.
One person found this helpful
Nic505Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 December 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A snippet of a story
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Good enough if you enjoy a bit of Shakespeare every now and again but really only enough to tide you over until you have time for something more in-depth.
One person found this helpful
sassyreaderReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 January 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
They KISS - then die, NOT!
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Spoiler Alert: (Seriously, if you don't know the ending you must be from another universe!) Juliet wakes up just as Romeo is dying and they KISS!!!! I threw a fit in the classroom and started shouting at the screen. Was forced to stop the movie and take out the No Fear Shakespeare editions of Rome and Juliet to PROVE to my student's this is NOT how it happens.

If you want an accurate version, you will still have to go with the tried and true 1968 Whiting versions. Sorry everyone, but cock pieces it is!
3 people found this helpful
Ms. K. SuttillReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 February 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not faithful to Shakespeare
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As most others have said, whilst beautifully shot, it is not faithful to the text. The actors are strong but the script is not the original Shakespeare. This is not faithful enough to use with a GCSE class. If you want to watch a loose adaptation of the film then this is good. But it is not like the proper play.
7 people found this helpful
IMKReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 June 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
For romantic souls
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Sooo beautiful that we watched it for a few times and definitely would watch again. Also, who likes original Shakespeare's poems, won't be disappointed.
Mrs M AndersonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 February 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Beware, must watch in one sitting
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What we saw of the film was great BUT we didn’t get time to finish in the very short time it is available for. We wanted this mainly for school study, grandson doing this in English. We can watch it free on you tube so wouldn’t bother renting from Amazon again. Even thou I’m a prime customer. Not good value
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