Anna and the King
Anna and the King (2000)

The true story of Anna Leonowens' experiences as a governess to the children of an eccentric Asian king has been adapted into a book of memoirs, a biography, a stage play called Anna and the King of Siam -- which was adapted into a 1946… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 1, 2000
DVD Release Date: October 31, 2000
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beautiful cinematography can't prevent Anna and the King from being boring and overly lengthy.

Roger Ebert
At the Movies

Foster, I believe, sees right through this material and out the other side, and doesn't believe in a bit of it.

Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

The new movie offers old-fashioned kinds of pleasures.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Intense, mature version of The King and I.

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John Hartl


Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Anna and the King is nothing but old-fashioned but it's old-fashioned in a glorious way.

Rob Gonsalves

Handsome and well-appointed ... but still one of the most boring films in recent memory.

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Tom Keogh

This may be the best and healthiest date movie of the season.

Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Holds its own against the beloved 1956 musical The King and I.

Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

A grand retelling of an iconic story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Slaven
The plot wasn't focused enough, trying to fit in too many themes and coming up short and shallow on every one. Wonderful cinematography though, with… More
Red Lats
I knew the basic story from the Yul Brenner version of the King and I, but this is well done. The scene on the bridge is a bit of a stretch. But I liked the… More
Jim Hunter
The king of Siam employs a British woman to teach his more than fifty children. This is lush costume drama, full of all the pomp and circumstance and majestic… More
Candy Rose
Execelletn modern adaptation of the King and I. I love the costumes and the kids.
Rachel F
Such a beautiful story. Jodie Foster and Chow Yun-Fat play their roles perfectly. I loved it.
Jennifer Xu
jodie foster being feminine. not something you see everyday.