Tuesday, October 08, 2013

'Romeo & Juliet' Review

This ain't your father's Romeo & Juliet, which I suppose was the Baz Lurhmann version from the '90s. Starring Hailee Steinfeld of True Grit fame, this faithful, tasteful adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy seems to be targeting English teachers who can play it for their classes to supplement the reading of the play. It's a perfectly acceptable film, I suppose, but I couldn't summon up much passion for it either way. My review is up at Screen International.