If anything, the movies in general are too intent on reducing Booth to that singular feature, when he is actually a fine actor." Mick La Salle of the San Francisco Chronicle bemoaned the poor casting of Steinfeld: "And this is especially a shame because Douglas Booth as Romeo is quite good and could have been better, if only he had someone to play off of.
It's almost pitiful to see him here, trying to inject emotion and wit into his scenes with Steinfeld, who is a blank wall." Todd Mc Carthy of The Hollywood Reporter remarked that Booth "seems to have a grasp of what he's saying and behaves in credibly laddish fashion ...
No artist makes that happen quite like Sade, who returns after a four-year absence.
It peaked at number 26 in the UK when originally released, but reached number 14 when it was re-released in June 1993.
In the accompanying music video, Sade Adu is dressed as a mermaid and a bride.
Also in 20, Booth modelled in several Mario Testino-shot campaigns for the luxury fashion label Burberry; he starred in the Autumn 2009 campaign with Emma Watson, the Autumn 2010 campaign with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and the Burberry Sport fragrance campaign with Lily Donaldson.
He underwent a physical transformation for the role, shaving off his eyebrows and wearing heavy makeup.