• Released
  • May 11, 2012
  • Drama
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Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish Synopsis
The children of two rival sects of ultra-Orthodox Jews, the Chabads and the Satmars, fall in love.

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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,...
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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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