Romeo + Juliet

(DVD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Romeo + Juliet

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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.
Statement of Responsibility: Relativity Media, Swarovski Entertainment, and Blue Lake Media Fund present an Amber Entertainment production ; produced by Ileen Maisel [and eight others] ; screenplay by Julian Fellowes ; directed by Carlo Carlei
Title: Romeo + Juliet
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
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Report This 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.

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

just like most of the others

Report This 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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