Romeo & Juliet (2013) 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fellowes' many changes diminish the power of Shakespeare's story.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This Romeo and Juliet is hard to take seriously - and simply hard to take.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Rarely do two lines go by without Fellowes changing something, always for the worse.
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Romeo and Juliet

By hewilckens
My daughters and I went to see this movie and loved it. The actors were a great match and story was told in a wonderful way. Go see it. :)...

The best 'Romeo & Juliet'

By Asteroidpd30
It's a great movie and I will watch it again. The dialogue is really accessible and it makes you appreciate the story even more. I immediately fell in love with Douglas Booth/Romeo and I loved...


By samnerove
Phenomenal! This is a must see movie for all ages for the ages. Brilliantly produced, directed and acted, this epic version of William Shakespeare's tale of binding love, blinding hatred and...

Romeo and Juliet

By bluewater0097
Movie was very well directed. Costumes were beautiful. Juliet and Romeo had marvelous chemistry and really made the story come to life again, since the 1968 version. I will definitely buy this movie...

Absolutely loved this version!

By kmoakes1
I went to this movie expecting it to be cheesy and another modern remake with mediocre but popular actors with more focus on the violent and sexual aspects of the play. I was pleasantly surprised to...


By zobiabasit
really good movie, i loved it overall. the use of vocabulary is different from shakespeare's original play but it is ok, its easier to understand. a lot of kissing, after a while it was weird, but...

Nice adaptation

By LPRousseau
Good adaptation of the tragedy, with the exception of the end - they should not have rewritten the final death scene of Romeo and Juliet. It didn't have the same tragic impact as the play....

Loved It!

By rosangelatorres1999
I just loved this movie so much! It was so perfect and well organized the setting, everything! It was a great performance from the actors. I really recommend it! P.s I LOVE YOU Douglas booth!!!!...

After the 16-17th century, the tragic story endures.

By Squirrel Dude
I'm sure as I write this review, it'll probably one of the last. Yesterday evening I watched it. As I happened to see the last showtime within the given cinema house, I enjoyed this version. As one of...

True to the Classic

By schuhtraci
Doesn't matter how many times I see this story play out, I sitll hope for a different ending. Being a tragedy is what makes it such a great story though and this one does not disappoint. Terrific...

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Rated PG-13 | For some violence and thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Teen-friendly take on Bard's classic has spark, little soul.
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