American Broadcasting Company (ABC) | Release Date: December 17, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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METASCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 32 Critics
Positive:
11
Mixed:
21
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75
Will remind filmgoers that one of the chief pleasures of going to the movies is a good old-fashioned swoon
50
Chow Yun-Fat is the only reason to see Anna and the King -- the only thing you'll remember from this lavish, tastefully dull movie.
59
Despite good performances and moments of spectacle, it seems to go on longer than the Cultural Revolution.
63
The kind of unsophisticated family entertainment they supposedly don't make anymore.
63
Yun-Fat is magnetic and majestic, and the story, no matter that it is not entirely true, continues to fascinate.
50
Leaves an unpleasant aftertaste: viewers will find that a musical can indeed help the medicine go down
75
Entertaining but predictable, and too long.
60
Cutting through the epic gesturings of Andy Tennant's direction, he (Yun-Fat Chow) provides reason enough to return one last time to this otherwise weary romance
60
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Focuses on everything and nothing like a grown-up Disney phenom, making it a great family movie enjoyable for everyone.
50
The movie is something of a white elephant itself, a luxuriant, lumbering behemoth. It is pleasant, occasionally amusing - and often dull.