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Annie Reviews

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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
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April 16, 2007
Many people said John Huston was an odd choice to direct Annie and he proves them right.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
They don't build movies like this anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5