The King and I


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 9 out of 20

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Critic Reviews

  1. Animated version of the Rogers & Hammerstein musical.
  2. San Francisco Chronicle
    Reviewed by: Peter Stack
    Still, it's almost impossible to entirely wreck this great chestnut of Broadway and film. Thanks mostly to the terrific songs, the new version has transporting moments. [20 March 1999, Daily Notebook, p.B1]
  3. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    No abomination but forgettably mediocre. [19 March 1999, Life, p. 13E]
  4. 50
    It's hard to be diverted by a tale whose emblematic romances and terminal cuteness serve an agenda that seems particularly dated today.
  5. For adults, the film does, at least, offer up most of the lovely, schmaltzy Rodgers and Hammerstein score. Even here, though, the pleasure comes with a wearying price tag.
  6. 40
    The tale has been tidied, buffed, waxed and polished into a harmless but relatively boring adventure.
  7. The animation is done in rich, jewel-like colors, but it seems strangely flat. The overall film does, too, although the glorious Rodgers and Hammerstein music makes up for a lot.
  8. Shabby, nondescript hack job.

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