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  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    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] show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    No abomination but forgettably mediocre. [19 March 1999, Life, p. 13E] show more

  • 63
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    The animation itself is just OK. And the reworked script, despite some funny one-liners, is pretty much there just to pull the story along to its inevitable conclusion. [19 March 1999, Friday, p. A] show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It's doubtful that today's children would have any patience for the stagy 1956 version, so the current animated offering, despite its flaws, at least opens a door to the music. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Seemed kind of stuffy. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Animated version of the Rogers & Hammerstein musical. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Unappealing for children and adults alike, The King and I will likely bring families together in their mutual boredom. show more

  • 25
    San Francisco Examiner

    Lacks genuine magic. show more

  • 20
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Garish, animated junk. show more

  • 40
    Russell Smith Austin Chronicle

    Shabby, nondescript hack job. show more

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