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.
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.