Parents' Guide to

Romeo Must Die

By Li Lai, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Jet Li and Aaliyah star in martial arts gangster drama.

Movie R 2000 115 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+


The official review is really unfair. This movie is a classic, showcasing talents like Jet Li, Russell Wong, Aaliyah, etc. The soundtrack alone makes it worth the watch, and the interracial relationship was ahead of its time. Not overly violent for a rated r movie.
age 10+

its my luck to see this site

not very important

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

A powerhouse cast and crew make this early-aughts martial arts movie into so much more than the sum of its parts. Romeo Must Die stars major talents like Jet Li, Aaliyah, Lindo, DMX, and Russell Wong as it blends two genres that you wouldn't normally find together: an American gangland drama and Hong Kong-style wirework and stunts. But accompanied by a smooth, Timbaland-produced hip-hop soundtrack and flipping, spinning, bone-crunching thrills by fight choreographer Corey Yuen (The Transporter, Lethal Weapon 4), these artists team up to create something magnetic, campy, and fun.

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