The King and I (1999)

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

OK for kids, but classic movie version is a better bet.

G 1999 87 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 4+

Agree with 4kidshater

Who exactly would have thought this was a good idea? 4kidshater is right, this really was a stupid idea to begin with. Like he said, get Mulan instead. Or you can get the REAL King and I from the 50s. That was a classic. This is not.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
age 7+

Feels more like 2 half-films than a full film

I don't think this movie could decide what its target audience was. The forbidden love story will come across as boring for kids while the evil sorcerer thing will be too childish for adults. Had the two plots integrated together like in Aladdin, it could have worked, but it didn't. Also, the comedy relief is really annoying, not funny in the slightest!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence

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