75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
If you're seeking transcendent love this season, skip the morose "End of the Affair" and go with Anna and the King.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
Entertaining but predictable, and too long.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
Will remind filmgoers that one of the chief pleasures of going to the movies is a good old-fashioned swoon
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75

Chicago Tribune

In the end you feel like you've been taken on a pleasing, professionally run tourist trip that let you enjoy the sights without ever really inhabiting the land.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A big, handsome throwback to star-powered historical costume movies.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Yun-Fat is magnetic and majestic, and the story, no matter that it is not entirely true, continues to fascinate.
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59

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Despite good performances and moments of spectacle, it seems to go on longer than the Cultural Revolution.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a painstakingly correct update of what is, let's face it, one of the least culturally correct love stories ever to be mythologized by Hollywood.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Before it runs off track--it does have some spectacular moments.
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50

USA Today

By Andy Seiler
The movie is something of a white elephant itself, a luxuriant, lumbering behemoth. It is pleasant, occasionally amusing - and often dull.
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56 out of 100
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