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Anna and the King

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Anna and the King

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
150 minutes
performer:
Jodie Foster, Chow Yun-Fat
director:
Andy Tennant
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
genre:
Drama, Romance

We gave it a C

A fourth film version of the Anna/King of Siam story wasn’t an intrinsically bad idea. But this one, Anna and the King, foolishly digresses from the usual romantic culture clash, adding some bloody border-war violence, an absurdly action-packed Anna-saves-the-kingdom climax, and a dopey end-credits love theme that must have Rodgers and Hammerstein spinning in their graves. But it’s still an opulent eyeful — even after being formatted to fit your TV. C

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