• Released
  • May 11, 2012
  • Drama
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
There have been many untraditional film adaptations of Shakespeare's, but few have been as unorthodox as this one.
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70

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
Annenberg's attitudinous Shakespeare riff is a unique blend of psychodrama, ethnographic experimentation, and high-concept hustle.
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60

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Sprawling and sometimes confusing, but its premise is charming and not at all far-fetched.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Joseph Jon Lanthier
What's most disappointing about Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish is how it fails to deliver on the hybridizing NYC gimmickry of its title.
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50

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Hearing the majestic iambic pentameter rendered in the sharply rising and falling cadences of colloquial Yiddish proves wackily charming, but the lack of correlation between the two plots makes the result feel unfocused.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
But oy, such terrible jokes and choppy direction. Would it have killed her to share the credits with someone else?
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56 out of 100
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