ROMEO AND JULIET for senior citizens. What might have been a wonderful movie is only so-so due to Lester's typically (but here unnecessarily) busy direction and a ponderous script by James Goldman, who had so much success with THE LION IN WINTER that some of his lines for this seem like
bon mots he may have cut from that screenplay. Twenty years have passed since the bandit who robbed from the rich to give to the poor ran off to fight in the Crusades with his beloved king. He's now back, in the form of wizened Connery, and in the two decades since he left much has transpired. His
love, Marian, is still a maid; she's become a nun, in fact. The king (Harris), meanwhi...