Romeo + Juliet

Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Romeo + Juliet
It's William Shakespeare's epic and searing tale of love. An ageless story from the world's most renowned author is reimagined for the 21st Century. This adaptation is told in the lush traditional setting it was written, but gives a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend.
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE R
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Damian 1971-, Actor
Giamatti, Paul Actor
Smit-McPhee, Kodi Actor
Steinfeld, Hailee Actor
Westwick, Ed 1987-, Actor
Booth, Douglas 1992-, Actor
Fellowes, Julian screenwriter
Maisel, Ileen Producer
Carlei, Carlo 1960-, film director
McElhone, Natascha 1971-, Actor
Skarsgård, Stellan Actor
Relativity Media production company
Swarovski Entertainment production company
Amber Entertainment production company
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. film distributor
Alternate Title: Romeo and Juliet


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Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis

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While this movie was visually appealing, the acting was awful. The actors mumbled their lines and there was no real romantic passion between Romeo and Juliet. With the exception of Damian Lewis as Lord Capulet the performances lacked any fire or passion. See instead.Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 Romeo and Juliet version.

Apr 23, 2014
  • deadpoollover rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

ok, this was awful. I can't even begin to describe how bad it was. I mean the costumes were good. but here I will give you a list of why I hate this:
-cheesy lines
-they rhyme almost every single time they speak
- Juliet was not pretty at all. romeo was cute, but had too many delicate features in his face
- unnecessary sword fights

Mar 01, 2014
  • brontelit87 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I was very impressed with this adaptation. The actors are all great, the locations are wonderful, and pacing is quick. I don't know why this movie didn't get better reviews. The leads, Booth & Steinfeld, are very good as Romeo and Juliet. In her NY Times review, Manohla Dargis stated that Steinfeld was miscast. After seeing the movie, though, I disagree. Perhaps Steinfeld wasn't the best to play Juliet, but I felt that she was very good and had an excellent grasp of the Shakespearean language (in contrast to most American actors). This adaptation is also great for all ages as well. You can introduce kids (ages 11 and up) to Shakespeare through this movie, since there are no R rated elements in this adaptation. I also loved the actor who portrayed Benvolio. He was so young, and yet so marvelous in the role! His grasp of the Shakespearean dialogue was splendid. All of the other actors, including Damian Lewis & Paul Giamatti, are fantastic. My only major complaint is that the highly emotional, yet good, score, got in the way in pivotal scenes. In any case, give this movie a chance. Highly recommended.

Feb 21, 2014
  • kkgreene rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

just like most of the others

Feb 20, 2014
  • booklady413 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet was excellent. What made it really special was the fact that it was filmed in Verona, and adapted by Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame.


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