• Released
  • October 11, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 58 min
  • Romance
  • 137 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Two youths from rival families share a doomed love affair.

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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Carlei’s film is not particularly imaginative in terms of context, but it offers proof that this material never tarnishes, that with the...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Mary Houlihan
Despite the filmmakers’ best attempts, the latest screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragic love story Romeo & Juliet lands with a dull...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is a competent, technically proficient rendering that may find favor with those who have never seen Romeo & Juliet on the big screen...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This version is never rough, nor rude, nor boisterous, but for first-timers, perhaps wisely and slow is the way to go. There will be time...
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50

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Italian director Carlo Carlei has a background in TV movies, and this film, plodding and earnest, seems meant for the small screen, too.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The older the actors here the better they are, as pros like Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis have it all over low-voltage young leads Douglas...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While there is a pleasantness about this faithful Shakespearean reboot, there also is some woeful miscasting and a lukewarm feeling about...
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45

Film.com

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Fellowes' many changes diminish the power of Shakespeare's story.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This Romeo and Juliet is hard to take seriously - and simply hard to take.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Rarely do two lines go by without Fellowes changing something, always for the worse.
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Rated PG-13 | For some violence and thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Teen-friendly take on Bard's classic has spark, little soul.
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