Matt Diehl
May 15, 1998 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Romeo and Juliet

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
138 minutes
performer
Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, Milo O'Shea, Bruce Robinson, Michael York
director
Franco Zeffirelli
distributor
Paramount Pictures
author
Franco Brusati, Maestro D'Amico, Franco Zeffirelli
genre
Drama, Romance

We gave it an A-

Shakespeare may roll over in his grave over such lines as ”It’s like Romeo and Juliet/Hot sex on a platter just to get you wet,” but that doesn’t take away from this single’s steady, seductive thump. Over a sinuous bass line that proves the rhythm method does work, this West Coast female rapper proves to be a lover with a slow hand. Her loping rhymes caress Romeo and Juliet into the best hip-hop seduction jam since LL Cool J’s ”I Need Love.” A-

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