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Year
1996
Runtime
120 min.
Director
Baz Luhrmann
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
6.8
Votes *
153,877
Checks
38,190
Favs
1,592
Dislikes
554
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. 10 years 6 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. 2 years 12 months ago
  3. Fugu's avatar

    Fugu

    I masturbated furiously over Claire Danes. Good film too. 9 years 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #28 in Time Out's The 100 Best Romantic Films
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  5. This movie ranks #473 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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