Romeo and Juliet

2015-02-13 13:19

What's it about:

Jealousy, prejudice, betrayal and the chance that true love will conquer all, this could only be the greatest love story ever told.

What the critics say:

The lovers' first scene together is moving, while performances by Jayne Houdyshell (the nurse) and Christian Camargo (Mercutio) growl with intelligence.
- Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London

The director does a good job finding the shallow notes of youth and fleshing some humour from these old bones, but the burning love nut never gets roasted to perfection.
- Katherine Monk,

Shakespeare wrote Juliet as 13, Romeo a little older. But surely not as old as Orlando Bloom, 36, when he made his Broadway debut in the role last year?
- Cath Clarke, Time Out

The thoughtful translation from the Broadway boards to the cinema screen and well-chosen leads makes this for a better than average adaptation.
- Helen OHara, Empire Magazine

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