Anna and the King Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Entertainment Weekly
June 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
Director Andy Tennant has outdone himself.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Anna and the King is nothing but old-fashioned but it's old-fashioned in a glorious way.
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Andy Seiler
USA Today
January 1, 2000
It is pleasant, occasionally amusing -- and often dull.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Anna and the King is eye-filling but brain-numbing.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Nothing special, nothing particularly heartwarming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
What it really lacks is dramatic juice.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
The problem with Anna and the King is that it's caught halfway between then and now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Like too many movies, this one cannot bear to end quietly and gracefully.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Close, but no cigar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
This may be the best and healthiest date movie of the season.
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Holds its own against the beloved 1956 musical The King and I.
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Disappointing.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
A winning performance by Chow Yun-Fat!
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
January 1, 2000
Extremely sentimental and old-fashioned family entertainment that offers some gratifying diversion to non-discriminating viewers.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Lush, beautifully shot, but quite draggy.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Serve as a slap in the face.
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Foster, I believe, sees right through this material and out the other side, and doesn't believe in a bit of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Gemma Files
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Tennant seems genuinely unsure what mood he's striving for here.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
Anna and the King satisfies in grand style.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Anna and the King starts off better than it ends up.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
What's missing, however, is the one element that would have made it work -- credible, developing romantic tension between Anna and the king.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Generally interesting and sometimes emotionally affecting.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
The new movie offers old-fashioned kinds of pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A misstep for the gifted Ms. Foster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
A richly satisfying mix of history, drama and romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4