Annie Reviews

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January 9, 2015
The song selection and its presentation seems out of his control.
December 29, 2014
Even Sandy the dog looks like he's had enough.
December 29, 2014
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.
December 23, 2014
A teeter-totter between O.K. and Meh.
December 19, 2014
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.
December 19, 2014
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.
April 3, 2019
As far as holiday films go this is perfect for lightening the holiday hangover, but ultimately it's equal parts onerous and energetic, overreaching in its attempt not buckle under the weight of previous iterations.
January 24, 2019
The problem with this version is it all feels way too calculated, with the choreography during the musical numbers feeling over blocked and the songs feeling like they've been put through a studio sound system to the point of being robotic.
December 25, 2018
There is a lot of money up on the screen, from the stars...to the sets, but there's absolutely nothing of worth in the movie.
December 11, 2018
Annie is contemporary and urban but feels strangely small-and not in an intimate way.
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