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
DVD 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.

Jim Slotek
Toronto Sun

The song selection and its presentation seems out of his control.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

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

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Brandon Ambrosino

There's nothing wrong with reworking the score of Annie -- as this film does -- but too often, the movie seems a little embarrassed to be a musical at all, making it seem as if it's having a crisis of confidence.

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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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Russell Baillie
New Zealand Herald

This seems like a film that doesn't really want to be a musical.

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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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Theresa Smith
Independent Online (South Africa)

The film makes it to three stars simply for a hilarious scene in which Stacks takes the kids to watch a movie, which is a most brilliant Twilight parody, called MoonQuake Lake.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I know I'm not the target audience for this. Honestly I watched it as I was intrigued by the gorgeous dog on the poster. (Hey,it's a valid reason...).… More
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
Alice Shen
Terriblay. Obviously a career vehicle for Quvenzhane Wallis who is lively and game but not as good of a singer or dancer as the other little girls in the… 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.
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
Patrick Wrye
Hollywood seems to have a need for changing the race or sex of classic characters as a way to be seen as PC. Can it be done? Sure. But it needs to be done… More