Romeo and Juliet (2013)

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Teen-friendly take on Bard's classic has spark, little soul.

PG-13 2013 118 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 5+

A TRULY ROMANTIC SHOWING OF THE LOVE OF ROMEO & JULIET

I FELT THIS MOVIES SHOWED THE LOVE BETWEEN THE TWO YOUNG PEOPLE AND LESS OF THE FIGHTING BETWEEN THE FAMILIES. YOU FELT THEIR PAIN AND HEARTACHE OF BEING CAUGHT UP IN THEIR FATHER'S WAR.
age 12+

One of the "tamer" versions of Romeo and Juliet

I teach Shakespeare to a group of youth from 12-16. We have to be choosy with the movies we watch as a group. I felt as this version was a great adaptation and was appropriate for my students. The "love" scene's are very mild, there is some kissing, but nothing that pushes it over comfort level. As for the violence... cannot say this is too much violence. This is Shakespeare, they use swords and knives which seems to turn up the violence level a few notches. All in all I think this is a great adaption and it is great for any student/youth wanting to watch Shakespeare in a modern-ish form.

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