Review of 'Romeo + Juliet'

romeo_and_juliet.jpg Shakespeare's classic is updated to the modern setting of Venice beach where swords have become “Sword Brand” guns with the Capulets and Montegues get around in fanciful cars. With a fantastic soundtrack this inspiring adaptation harkens to Baz's later Moulin Rouge which, I feel, is superior. Romeo (Leondardo DiCaprio) is truly tragic and engaging as you are drawn to his doomed relationship with Juliet (Claire Danes) to it's inevitable conclusion.

Rating: “Really good but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2005-03-10

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox

Year: 1997

Length: 120 minutes

Genre: Musical

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