Every generation seems to get its own film version of Shakespeare's classic about the star-crossed young lovers, and Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld ("True Grit") assume the roles in this latest edition, boasting a screenplay by "Downton Abbey" mentor Julian Fellowes.
As always, the couple's warring families don't make romance easy for them. The impressive cast also includes Damian Lewis ("Homeland"), Paul Giamatti, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgard, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ed Westwick ("Gossip Girl"). *** (PG-13: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray; starts Feb. 18 on On Demand)
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