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Still shot from the movie: Romeo and Juliet (2013).

Romeo and Juliet (2013)

Screenwriter Julian Fellowes adapts William Shakespeare famous story about the tragic love affair between Romeo (Douglas Booth) and Juliet (Hailee Steinfeld), members of rival families. The movie has a traditional setting and is directed by Carlo Carlei. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 119
Theater Release: 11 Oct 2013
Video Release: 04 Feb 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Romeo and Juliet (2013) Rated PG-13?


Violence: Characters draw their swords and fight in the streets where a man is killed. In an act of retribution, characters fight and one is stabbed to death. Characters spit at one another as a sign of derision. Several deaths result from the ongoing family feud. A character takes a poison that makes her appear as dead. A character drinks a poison and kills himself. A girl stabs herself.

Sexual Content: A young couple kisses frequently. A married couple consummates their marriage with little detail shown.

Language: The script contains a few terms of Deity as well as some brief sexual innuendos.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink at a social event. A man derives a poison from a plant. Another character is involved in selling illegal poisons. A character uses poison to kill himself.

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