Annie Reviews

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February 27, 2020
The triumph of casting and performance turns out to be Finney himself as Daddy Warbucks. He treads a thin line between bluff and bathos, and he is enchanting.
August 26, 2019
We can all appreciate the production efforts: the movie is brilliant, certain musical numbers are a thing of beauty, and the cast is effective. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 22, 2018
Now for some good news: Aileen Quinn makes a perfect Annie, recalling Shirley Temple with her room-lighting smile and perky manner.
May 20, 2016
What makes "Annie" so winning is that, while it could have easily been just another cutesy-poo Hollywood musical, it happens to be as gritty, genial and boisterous as little Annie herself.
April 16, 2011
John Huston is the wrong director, lacking appreciation for the musical genre
January 2, 2011
Tale of cute orphan is great for the whole family.
April 16, 2007
The movie offers an insulting 'let them eat cake' gesture toward the 1982 audience, but the pacing is so ragged and the characters so lifeless that few will be able to stay awake long enough to feel offended.
April 16, 2007
This charming musical based on the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie features many memorable songs and pleasant dance numbers.
April 16, 2007
Many people said John Huston was an odd choice to direct Annie and he proves them right.
June 24, 2006
The songs never take off into anything very much, the whole atmosphere (apart from the climax) is distinctly stagebound, and Huston merely reveals why he had never before in his long career been hired to make a musical.
January 14, 2005
December 12, 2004
Serviceable version of the Broadway show. Burnett shines as Miss Hannigan.
October 23, 2004
It's like some kind of dumb toy that doesn't do anything or go anywhere, but it is fun to watch as it spins mindlessly around and around.
October 19, 2004
Huston's biggest misfire; ponderous and sluggish.
August 30, 2004
They don't build movies like this anymore.
August 8, 2004
[O]verly long, uninspired, and frequently awful...
February 4, 2004
Annie is a happy--go lucky musical with a happy ending.
January 13, 2004
Whenever the kids are singing, you'll want to put their numbers on infinite loop.
January 13, 2004
November 25, 2003
Most of the movie featured doe-eyed, orphaned girls either getting abused by a boozehound or doing manual labor
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