Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish Image
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  • Summary: A woman struggles to get Romeo and Juliet translated to Yiddish.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Jul 8, 2011
    75
    There have been many untraditional film adaptations of Shakespeare's, but few have been as unorthodox as this one.
  2. Reviewed by: J. Hoberman
    Jul 8, 2011
    70
    Annenberg's attitudinous Shakespeare riff is a unique blend of psychodrama, ethnographic experimentation, and high-concept hustle.
  3. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Jul 8, 2011
    60
    Sprawling and sometimes confusing, but its premise is charming and not at all far-fetched.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Jul 12, 2011
    50
    Hearing the majestic iambic pentameter rendered in the sharply rising and falling cadences of colloquial Yiddish proves wackily charming, but the lack of correlation between the two plots makes the result feel unfocused.
  5. Reviewed by: Joseph Jon Lanthier
    Jul 8, 2011
    50
    What's most disappointing about Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish is how it fails to deliver on the hybridizing NYC gimmickry of its title.
  6. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jul 8, 2011
    40
    But oy, such terrible jokes and choppy direction. Would it have killed her to share the credits with someone else?