Romeo and Juliet Movie Review 1968

Information and Film Reviews for Romeo and Juliet the Movie

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Young couple share love despite prohibitive conflict between their families in this adaptation of Shakespeare's classic play. Director Zeffirelli succeeds in casting relative novices Whiting and Hussey in the leads, but is somewhat less proficient in lending air of free-wheeling '60s appeal to entire enterprise. Kudos, however, to cinematographer Pasquale De Santis and composer Nina Rota. Also available in a 45-minute edited version.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 138 minutes.
Originally from British, Italian.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Teen Angst, Adapted from a Play, Family Ties, Tragedy, Plays to Film: William Shakespeare, Suicide, Obsessive Love, Top Grossing Films of 1968, Teen Romance
Franco Zeffirelli, Franco Brusati, Maestro D'Amico
Olivia Hussey, Leonard Whiting, Michael York, Milo O'Shea
Pasqualino De Santis
Franco Zeffirelli
Nino Rota
Laurence Olivier
Paramount Pictures


Oscars 1968: Cinematog., Costume Des.; Golden Globes 1969: Foreign Film; Natl. Bd. of Review 1968: Director (Zeffirelli).

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