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Romeo + Juliet (1996) Movie Information

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2985

Avg. Rating:

2.64/4

# of Ratings:

232

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

11/01/1996

Director:

Baz Luhrmann

Actors:

Leonardo DiCaprio
John Leguizamo
Claire Danes
Paul Sorvino
Harold Perrineau
Pete Postlethwaite

 

 

 

 

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The classic Shakespeare tale of love, emotion, and betrayal all told with a modern twist.

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Matthew Brady 01/31/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

The classic Shakespeare tale of love, emotion, and betrayal all told with a modern twist. This movie is about love and powerful a story message based of the play but in this movie it's all in modern time which the movie fails on. The original words that Shakespeare used in his Original story are moving and breath taking but in this movie it just looks silly and stupid.

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mitchellyoung 01/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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1.5/4 

Despite the obvious ambition involved, a stylized Shakespeare tale transported to modern day, with Shakespearean language still intact, simply does not work. The film has some interesting visual cues, but, for the most part, seems silly and over-the-top.

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Rod 06/12/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

"Romeo + Juliet" is a film retelling the greatest tragedy piece of William Shakespeare. Set in contemporary time, Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes brought back Romeo and Juliet and their best of its kind love story. This film wasn't really that solid to pull everyone into emotion, passion and love as much the original has done it- of course. I think, it struggled because of the entertainment value they want to give than just to focus on the oozing passion in it.DiCaprio did well, but Danes? I actually questioned her at first. I don't know if I should appreciate the use of the original dialogue, because it seemed distracting looking at the whole picture.

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PsychoKing1227 08/24/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

A wonderful love story full of ingenious plot devices as well as a brilliant new twist to one of the most amazing stories told by one of the greatest storytellers of all time.

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The SHC 03/05/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

Very good film with a great cast, and very interesting setting. My favourite adaption of the beloved play by William Shakespeare

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08/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Romeo + Juliet review

"live and be prosperous." words uttered by Romeo. A gunfight ensues when Montague boys and Tybalt Capulet (John Leguizamo) encounter each other. Romeo Montague (Leonardo DiCaprio) becomes in love with Juliet Capulet (Claire Danes). A modern stylistic take on one of the most popular play of William Shakespeare. Screenplay was superb as the lines were kept for it's authenticity. With dialogues such as: Captain Prince - "All are punished!" Mercutio - "If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking and you beat love down." A then youthful Leonardo DiCaprio shows early brilliance but the scene stealer was definitely Pete Postlethwaite. Costumes, editing, set pieces, soundtrack and performances were impressive. The special features were insightful especially the...

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3/4 

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