Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare (1968 Movie Review)

No doubt everyone knows the story of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s ill-fated lovers. This 1968 version of the classic tale is the best performance of Shakespeare I have ever seen. All of the parts are magnificently cast, with the choice of teenagers to play Romeo and Juliet adding to the reality of the performance.

Rating: ★★★★★

Some lines were cut from the play, but nothing essential to the story, and the result is a movie that moves along quickly. I originally watched this movie nine years ago for my English class, and having just watched it for the second time I can say that it’s as good as I remembered. There is some brief nudity, but nothing I would expect anybody to find offensive.

Overall, I can’t find a single thing to complain about in this piece; I recommend it wholeheartedly.

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