Annie Reviews

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.
December 19, 2014
In all the ways that matter it's a missed opportunity to take a flawed musical and transform it into a powerful new myth with a particular African-American slant.
Top Critic
December 19, 2014
Despite any reservations about the music, it is a charming, lovely little movie.
December 19, 2014
"Annie" is very, very light on its feet, very frothy, and always unselfconsciously, at times provocatively kind-hearted, determined to melt grumpy hearts like marshmallows.
December 19, 2014
Engaging characters, infectious melodies, suspense, drama and dance extravaganzas appeal to children of all eras. If only the powers that be behind the new Annie movie had kept this basic truth in mind.