Romeo & Juliet


Action / Drama / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 24%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 46%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 10665

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March 09, 2014 at 05:23 AM



Stellan Skarsgård as Prince of Verona
Natascha McElhone as Lady Capulet
Damian Lewis as Lord Capulet
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867.86 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 58 min
P/S 4 / 40
1.85 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 58 min
P/S 4 / 50

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by filipemanuelneto 9 / 10

A very misunderstood film.

From time to time, a film director decides to adapt Shakespeare's plays. In all fairness, it's great stuff and deserves to be taken to the screen. However, when this happens, the people (particularly those whose mother tongue is English) don't like it and have great difficulty in understanding that, when a book is adapted to cinema, it has to be adapted or adjusted. Its a necessary job, and does not spare any book or author. It can be hard to accept, especially for the purists, who see Shakespeare as a kind of untouchable "sacred cow", but the truth is that cinema can be based on literature but its not literature. I say this because I realized that this film was the target of massive criticism for the way the book was adapted. The writers were so incompetent? They cut something important to the understanding of the story? They have profoundly altered it? No. But they sought to adapt the text a little, for dramatic purposes. The essential was there, untouched, and this does not shock me. This is cinema, not theater, and people have to understand that the public goes to the cinema to see a movie, not a recorded play. Do you want the original text, ipsis litteris? Read the book or go see the play. Cinema is concerned in keeping the story, not the text. Almost all movies are so, this is no different. Now let's talk about the movie.

The movie is interesting, keeps the essence of the original story, but changes the dialogues and interpretation, abandoning the artificial tone of Shakespearean theater and taking a more natural posture. The idea is good, its a breath of fresh air, but I think the posture adopted is too "XX century" and something is missing in the way the characters act that remind us the fifteenth century. One of the most reprehensible things is the amount of kisses and touches. This does not fit the historical period depicted, much more puritanical than ours. The actors did a decent job, engaged and committed to the story itself. Douglas Booth was by far the best Romeo I've seen in the movies, much more credible than Leo was in "Romeo + Juliet". Hailee Steinfeld was not bad either, but her acting has seemed a little forced in some scenes. Everything else is absolutely impeccable: the bright, colorful picture is magnificent, in harmonious combination with the great scenery and locations chosen for filming, and that depict faithfully what have been Verona during this time. The costumes also fit into the historical period and are exquisite. The soundtrack, discrete but present, fulfills her role with great skill.

Far from being a bad movie, this movie will never be understood by the public who are not able to see the difference between literature, theater and cinema. Despite some minor flaws, the film is well done and does not deserve at all, in my opinion, the severe criticism it has received.

Reviewed by mikeh-54044 1 / 10

My Score = 10: Disregard the self indulgent snarky reviews- Please

See the excellent review by Filipi Neti. Theater and media are, indeed, very different media. Stories are shaped, to a large large degree by the vehicle used. Had Will Shakespeare had access to movies, who knows what we would have??.

Reviewed by catherinederoet 4 / 10

A plague on the director of this farce

William Shakespeare is rolling in his grave. I didn't mind that they changed some of the dialogue to make it easier for today's audience to understand (because we know that today's audience members are too busy texting to actually learn anything about the original play) - what I do mind is the fact that this movie is a farce. Jousting for the beginning scene? Really? Romeo and Julie meet at a ball and just walk away and start making out? Really? I could go on - you get my drift. The movie sucks. P.S. A zillion actresses in the world and Hailey S. is cast as Juliet. Really?

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