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Year
1996
Runtime
120 min.
Director
Baz Luhrmann
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
6.8
Votes *
153,877
Checks
38,886
Favs
1,620
Dislikes
563
Favs/checks
4.2% (1:24)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. katybliss's avatar

    katybliss

    Eh, the modernization was a bit too much for me. If you want Shakespeare, watch the 1968 version. This one was a bit too zany. I thought it was creative that they modernized it but still kept the language, but it didn't quite work for this movie. Leonardo DiCaprio did a very good job, though. But then again, the 1968 version had great actors as well, and they were better looking. 12 years 7 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The modern take on Shakespeare's play works, but the two main characters' casting doesn't. Or perhaps their motivations cannot be sold in a modern context. That is the fatal flaw that sinks this otherwise interesting and appealing experiment. 5 years 1 month ago
  3. ladymarla's avatar

    ladymarla

    By far my favourite adaptation of the great Shakespeare play.

    I remember borrowing this over and over again on VHS from my library when I was very young, I was so in-love with the direction and story (this was before I knew who Shakespeare was) and it has forever remained one of my favourite text to screen love story/tragedy adaptations that I have had the privilege to witness in my life.

    I wonder how I would feel about this adaptation if I had seen it for the first time at my age now?

    Anyway, Baz Luhrmann is a genius.
    8 years 4 months ago
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