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Romeo Must Die Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    (Li)'s scenes are so clearly computer-aided that his moves are about as impressive as Bugs Bunny doing the same.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    A plodding, play-it-safe rendition of "The Family Feud."

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Doesn't take advantage of its own possibilities, either as a hard-boiled gangland battle or as a soft-boiled, interracial Shakespearean love story.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

This hip-hop Romeo and Juliet is awful.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has very strong violence, some girl/girl kissing, drug use, and that it's really dumb (especially the ending, in which Han and Trish wander out of a house full of dead people, and the police completely ignore them).

  • Families can talk about racism and the way that children prove their independence, or maybe just how such bad movies get made.

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: Lots of fighting, characters killed.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Brief, including same-sex scene.

  • language false4

    Language: Very strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking, smoking, and drug use.