Annie (2014)

A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures' comedy, Annie. Director/Producer/Screenwriter Will Gluck teams with producers James Lassiter,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 17, 2015
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The new-look Annie hints at a progressive take on a well-worn story, but smothers its likable cast under clichés, cloying cuteness, and a distasteful materialism.

Mary Houlihan
Chicago Sun-Times

Even Sandy the dog looks like he's had enough.

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Wesley Morris

Did I really just watch Foxx and Wallis do an entire musical number set inside a moving helicopter? I did, and I've never felt more embarrassed for two actors, mostly because Foxx seems embarrassed for himself.

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Mary Clare Waireri
Fan The Fire

Annie has a fun, fizzing feel-good factor but, unfortunately, little in the way of lasting resonance.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The vigorous display of good feelings and comforting resolutions has an unusually effervescent sincerity, even if the rags-to-riches wish-fulfillment leaps over all the hard knocks.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Considering this musical has its roots in Depression-era American, Gluck's contemporary take on the material is eerily lacking in observations about the rich/poor divide in this country.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

Despite an authentically enthusiastic performance by Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis, "Annie" sinks and sinks hard with the sounding of more than a few false notes.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

A teeter-totter between O.K. and Meh.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

In all the ways that matter it's a missed opportunity to take a flawed musical and transform it into a powerful new myth with a particular African-American slant.

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Scott Weinberg

The cast generates some laughs, and the leading lady is adorable, but the musical sequences range from clunky to painful. And there are lots of them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Mister Caple
There's a good movie in the great idea of modern multiracial reboot of not only Broadway musical "Annie",but also there is a great remake based… More
Alec Barniskis
An auto-tuned nightmare . . . it's also a musical that seems to hate it's own genre. A complete failure on all fronts.
KJ Proulx
Not without it's moments, this film is poorly directed, acted, written, edited, and effortlessly shot, "Annie" (in every regard), is one of the… More
Philip Price
To set the stage: I've never seen any version of Annie other than the one I'm about to discuss here. I don't know that I would consider it… More
Bradley Wright
Annie wasn't the tragedy I expected, with a surprisingly very good cast and fun twists on the songs, but it ends up just being a unnecessary remake.