Beautiful. I tried to watch this in my youth but found the Shakespearian language too hard to handle. I gave it a second chance very recently and was blown away by this updated version of the classic story of Romeo and Juliet.
The acting and casting are spot on with Leo and Claire amazing in the lead roles and I feel as if the late Pete Postlethwaite deserves a shout out for his brilliant contribution.
I found myself crying at several parts, not only for the heartbreaking ending but also for the love shared between the 'star-crossed lovers.'
The action sequences revolving around the two warring families are phenomenal, especially when contrasted with the love scenes between Romeo and Juliet.
Lastly, I think the film deserves recognition for the filming and some of the shots taken, notably one involving Romeo and a gun, but I won't give any more away on that topic although do look out for it.
If you haven't already seen Romeo + Juliet I highly suggest it, if not for everything I've mentioned then at least to hear the perfect soundtrack which accompanies it.