- , New York Times, February 15, 2012
Take a couple of friends to see it, and the amount you spend may exceed the amount the filmmakers did.
- Kyle Smith, New York Post, February 10, 2012
An earnest experiment in don't-ask-don't-tell drama as indebted to shirtlessness as to iambic pentameter.
- Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, February 09, 2012
Unfortunately, "modern" additions (like the soldiers' YouTube videos and some social media moments) feel clunky, and a necessarily shortened approach trips the movie up...
- Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, February 09, 2012
Private Romeo will undoubtedly be regarded by some as a curio, but it's a sweet, sympathetic and surprising one, highly recommended to the adventurous spirit in an enlightened and changing world.
- Rex Reed, New York Observer, February 08, 2012
A pandering coming-of-ager about sexual identity and equality.
- Aaron Hillis, Village Voice, February 07, 2012
A dynamite ensemble cast of young actors invests the Bard's poetry with energetic immediacy.
- Ronnie Scheib, Variety, February 07, 2012
Private Romeo feels more like a side project from the producers of Glee than some kind of novel queering of Shakespeare's text.
- Diego Costa, Slant Magazine, February 08, 2012