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  • Summary: The story of the romance between the King of Siam (Yun-Fat) and the widowed British governess Anna Leonowens (Foster) in the 1860's
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 75
    Will remind filmgoers that one of the chief pleasures of going to the movies is a good old-fashioned swoon
  2. Reviewed by: Marc Caro
    75
    In the end you feel like you've been taken on a pleasing, professionally run tourist trip that let you enjoy the sights without ever really inhabiting the land.
  3. Yun-Fat is magnetic and majestic, and the story, no matter that it is not entirely true, continues to fascinate.
  4. The problem with Anna and the King is that it's caught halfway between then and now--- the film tries to throw in notions of cultural relativism and big power imperialism, but can't do without corny shtick.
  5. It's a painstakingly correct update of what is, let's face it, one of the least culturally correct love stories ever to be mythologized by Hollywood.
  6. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    50
    Her (Foster's) performance is contained in a schmaltzy, ultra-elaborate, overly long production.
  7. Colorful and a passable drama, one that highlights the difficulties of cross-cultural love affairs and the exoticism of the Third World.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. May 24, 2014
    9
    This is a great movie. It`s a timeless great story you can always watch.Great chemistry between the characters.When watching this movie I feltThis is a great movie. It`s a timeless great story you can always watch.Great chemistry between the characters.When watching this movie I felt like Anna taking an adventure to another land.If you want to see the King and I without the singing this is it for you. Expand

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