Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Pssst, want to check out Romeo + Juliet in our new look?
See all comments
I masturbated furiously over Claire Danes. Good film too.
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.
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.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!
In 6 official lists
View all lists this movie is in
This movie ranks #28 in TimeOut's 100 Best Romantic Movies
This movie ranks #226 in Empire 500
This movie ranks #294 in 501 Must See Movies
This movie ranks #461 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
This movie ranks #692 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #764 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die