The King and I

User Score
3.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 7 out of 12

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  1. EyeOnGilbertMulroneycakes
    Jul 16, 2003
    7
    Not actually that bad; just a little listless and ho-hum. Same goes for the Foster-Chow version. The Iron Giant was better.
Metascore
29

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 9 out of 20
  1. Even the Richard Rich-directed animation -- except for some nice but gratuitous computer-generated walking statues and dramatic ocean waves -- is not appreciably better than Saturday morning cartoons.
  2. It's a puzzlement how so many pros could have so wrecked one of the most beloved, hummably familiar movie musicals in the Rodgers and Hammerstein repertoire.
  3. 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.