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: December 19, 2014
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Critic Score: 18% 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.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Where to begin in describing the awfulness of "Annie"?

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Maricar Estrella
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

Phenom Quvenzhané Wallis proves her Oscar nomination for Beasts of the Southern Wild was no fluke. As a modern-day Annie, Wallis shines with her sweet portrayal. However, her performance alone can't save the film from being a dim adaptation.

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Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

A cloying, superficial debacle...

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

Hard to believe the sun will come out tomorrow for the new "Annie."

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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News

Most of the cast can't sing or dance, and Gluck, who co-wrote the screenplay, has no clue why this story has endured.

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Neil Pond
Parade Magazine

Mashed-up, hip-hop songs, miscast performers, and a production that sinks far more than than it soars.

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James Berardinelli

Most remakes are unnecessary but Annie is a bigger offender than many.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

The cast would have been better served by a middle school production overseen by a creatively frustrated, inappropriately ambitious drama teacher than by this hacky, borderline-incompetent production ...

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Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

Gluck's remake isn't the train wreck that the first trailer portended. A train wreck would be more interesting. Annie is more like a placid drive through flatland, with the occasional cow spotting to break up the scenery.

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