Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.
Shakespeare's name fills up the title, but this is clearly Luhrmann's vision and it's a genuinely inventive one. Yes, at the end of the day you can say that it's just a gimmick designed to sell the Bard to the masses. But a bloody good gimmick all the same.
Reviewed by Bob McCabe
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