Anna and the King of Siam Reviews

  • Oct 04, 2017

    A first class production.

    A first class production.

  • Jun 09, 2015

    i enjoyed watching this historical,drama,and comedy film great acting to

    i enjoyed watching this historical,drama,and comedy film great acting to

  • Apr 28, 2015

    A strong willed British woman takes a job in Siam teaching the children of the king. Good-natured, if not a bit naive, story is anchored by strong acting, and beautiful and elaborate sets.

    A strong willed British woman takes a job in Siam teaching the children of the king. Good-natured, if not a bit naive, story is anchored by strong acting, and beautiful and elaborate sets.

  • Dec 21, 2013

    Theres a certain lightheartedness to this film even though its not a comedy and is sometime dealing with serious issues. Its interesting how when a woman stood up to the men she wasn't burned at the stake but respected. If you have seen the musical it is very similar (ect,ect,ect). Its also interesting to see how the king wanted to impress Europe to keep off invasion.

    Theres a certain lightheartedness to this film even though its not a comedy and is sometime dealing with serious issues. Its interesting how when a woman stood up to the men she wasn't burned at the stake but respected. If you have seen the musical it is very similar (ect,ect,ect). Its also interesting to see how the king wanted to impress Europe to keep off invasion.

  • Aug 03, 2013

    Anna Owens lied about just about everything, even her own name. On top of that this movie uses some of the most offensive stereotypes since "Birth Of A Nation". Harrison starred in some great movies but I hope he was ashamed of this one.

    Anna Owens lied about just about everything, even her own name. On top of that this movie uses some of the most offensive stereotypes since "Birth Of A Nation". Harrison starred in some great movies but I hope he was ashamed of this one.

  • May 28, 2013

    An unjustly ignored film given that it's really still the best version of this story. Harrison's performance as the titular king will probably skirt the bounds of racial discomfort for modern audiences ... but he successfully stays on the side of good taste. It's a testament to what a magnificent actor he truly was. This version is darker than any subsequent versions, and really is a wonderfully effective melodrama.

    An unjustly ignored film given that it's really still the best version of this story. Harrison's performance as the titular king will probably skirt the bounds of racial discomfort for modern audiences ... but he successfully stays on the side of good taste. It's a testament to what a magnificent actor he truly was. This version is darker than any subsequent versions, and really is a wonderfully effective melodrama.

  • Feb 06, 2013

    still the best version of this tale

    still the best version of this tale

  • Apr 05, 2012

    Rex got criticized for doing this role, but I thought it was great.

    Rex got criticized for doing this role, but I thought it was great.

  • May 27, 2011

    The remake with Jodi Foster definitely better.

    The remake with Jodi Foster definitely better.

  • Mar 16, 2011

    Better in some ways than the modern version--less romance. But not too good.

    Better in some ways than the modern version--less romance. But not too good.