Crazy/Beautiful
Crazy/Beautiful (2001)

The +Romeo and Juliet story has been modernized to a high school setting previously, but this romance from director John Stockwell turns the tale inside out. Jay Hernandez stars as Carlos Nunez, a poor but athletically gifted Latino… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 13, 2001
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63%
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69%



Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The story is not new, but the film gets credit for trying to move away from the genre's cliches. Kirsten Dunst and newcomer Jay Hernandez give believable performances.

Amy Taubin
Village Voice

As overproduced as a Super Bowl soft-drink commercial, so much so that even its potentially insightful moments seem like movie fakery.

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Pam Sitt
Seattle Times

Sure, the Romeo-and-Juliet thing has been done before, but director John Stockwell pulls it off with his two promising leads.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

There is nothing new in this teen fantasy.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Dunst, in her finest performance yet, has now transcended her fellow teen stars.

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Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle

Even when the movie is bad -- which it is in its abrupt, mismanaged, final-act attempt to cram in moments of forgiveness and clarity -- it's addictively so.

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Stacie Hougland
Hollywood.com

This movie is godawful. Simply godawful.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The movie is so predictable, it's not surprising that the script is credited to first-timers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, and the direction to John Stockwell, a former acting peer to Tom Cruise.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Evokes the romantic infatuation of young love with a painful accuracy.

Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

Has a typical, write-by-the-numbers plot, about as predictable as they come and almost that interesting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Nadira Irdiana
Kirsten Dunst were so different and so young in this movie. The story is pretty much very ordinary. However, the directing and acting was great. It also leave… More
Dean McKenna
Well-constructed and credibly played characters fuel this high-school romance, which involves a scholastically dedicated Latino guy who loses his academic focus… More
Nicki Marie
I love this movie. Had not seen it in a few years, but like it just as much now as I did the first time I watched it. Definitely a very different role for… More
Rachel F
OMG, Jay Hernandez is so hot.
Anthony Lawrie
The directing is very impressive but the story is not. The characters are 2-dimensional and sub plots pass in and out of this film for no apparent reason.… More
Wildaly M
A good effort by Dunst and Hernandez.