The King and I - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The King and I Reviews

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Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 10, 2012
Typically overproduced.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 25, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 3, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
A boisterous, big-costumed classic musical.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
All the ingredients that made Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I a memorable stage experience have been faithfully transferred to the screen.
Christopher Null
December 30, 2006
The popular pick for the best Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is probably The Sound of Music, but I'm throwing in for The King and I.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Over-long but visually spectacular.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
April 20, 2004
Sumptuously outfitted and well acted, if a little silly and a tad impolitic.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
November 13, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
August 17, 2003
This isn't Thailand, it's Hollywood's version of it on a sound stage, so the sets are at the same time more extravagant and more fake than they should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 17, 2004
Classic performances, classic score, the best Rodgers & Hammerstein screen adaptation.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 9, 2011
A beautiful film with a score I didn't much care for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
July 18, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Tuneful, mesmerizing (Brynner) R&H musical
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
February 19, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
David Poland
Hot Button
December 16, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
December 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
August 26, 2006
The King and I (1956) is the popular and elaborate musical and story of the tutoring of the stubborn, King of Siam's wives and children by widowed English school teacher Anna Leonowens in 1862.
Brandon Judell
March 3, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
If you don't...see [The King and I], believe us, you'll be missing a grand and moving thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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