Anna and the King - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Anna and the King Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
Intense, mature version of The King and I.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
Handsome and well-appointed ... but still one of the most boring films in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 6, 2005
A grand retelling of an iconic story.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 2, 2004
The third major screen version of the story, has much to recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
A deliberate retelling of 'The King and I' without the musical interludes. 'Anna and the King' is a slow, but ultimately rewarding period drama.
| Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 23, 2003
... the pacing of the film is slow enough to make the typical Merchant-Ivory production feel like a Nine Inch Nails video
Full Review| Original Score: C
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Classic tale gets a beautiful -- and unnecessary -- retelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
Here is an old-fashioned costume drama with sumptuous sets, stirring music, and beguiling landscapes.
Andrew Howe
April 1, 2001
Forget what you've heard - this is something special
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 14, 2001
Es la historia de un amor que rompe las barreras del tiempo y el espacio y que nos recuerda que lo más importante que puede tener una persona son sus emociones
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
visually beautiful, richly detailed, terribly long, and oddly unaffecting
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A misstep for the gifted Ms. Foster.
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
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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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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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John Hartl
January 1, 2000
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Gemma Files
January 1, 2000
Tennant seems genuinely unsure what mood he's striving for here.
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Tom Keogh
January 1, 2000
This may be the best and healthiest date movie of the season.
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
A live-action family film with brains.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Yun-Fat is charismatic, and Foster's comfortable in a British accent.
Daysun Chang
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
A great family movie!
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