Overall Rank: 3839
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 245
Theatrical Release Date: 11/01/1996
Genre: Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, John Leguizamo, Claire Danes, Paul Sorvino, Harold Perrineau, Pete Postlethwaite
Plot: The classic Shakespeare tale of love, emotion, and betrayal all told with a modern twist.
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/31/2014
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.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/27/2012
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.
Rod - wrote on 06/12/2011
"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.
Full Movie Reviews
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/27/2012
"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 …
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